Renowned activist Anna Hazare has said that he will study more about the allegations made by Kapil Mishra against Delhi chief minisrer, Arvind Kejriwal.
Speaking to reporters at his native village Ralegan Siddhi, Anna said, “I will study more about the allegations. Right now I’ve only seen it on TV. I’ve waged a war on corruption for the last 40 years and Arvind Kejriwal had once stood by me in this endeavour. It was the ‘India Against Corruption’ movement that raised Kejriwal to the position of Delhi chief minister. But now, these allegations of corruption against him are deeply saddening. I’m speechless.”
On being asked if Kejriwal should resign, Anna refused to comment adding that he will talk about it later.
His comments came after Mishra made stunning allegations against Kejriwal that the latter had accepted Rs 2 crore in cash from Delhi’s health minister, Satyender Jain.
Mishra was removed from Kejriwal’s cabinet on Saturday night prompting him to take to social media announcing to come up with expose on ‘tanker scam’ on Sunday morning.
However, on Sunday, moments after paying his respect at Mahatama Gandhi’s memorial at the Raj Ghat, the sacked minister had accused Kejriwal of receiving cash from Jain.
Soon after Mishra’s press conference, the Delhi BJP chief, Manoj Tiwari, said that Kejriwal must resign and a case registered against him by the probe agency.
On whether the BJP should welcome Mishra in the party, Tiwari said that he was with anyone against corruption.
Congress party too demanded Kejriwal’s resignation asking him to assist the ‘fair and impartial probe.
Speaking to ANI, Congress’s Shakil Ahmed said that the allegations by Mishra were grave and needed to investigated.
The party’s Delhi president, Ajay Maken, demanded a CBI inquiry into Mishra’s allegations. He said that Kejriwal must resign owning moral responsibility.
Delhi’s deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, told reporters that Mishra’s allegations were baseless and not worth responding to.
TV personality and AAP supporter tweeted saying he was out of the party after today’s development.
His tweet said, “That’s it. I’m done. This is not what I signed up for. We need a better govt. We also need a better opposition. I’m out.”
Meanwhile, Kumar Vishwas, who Mishra was believed to be close to, tweeted, “Urge all friends and workers to maintain patience and show faith. We will do whatever is good for country and and partymen together.”