Arvind Kejriwal breaks silence on Kapil Mishra’s allegations


Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday broke his silence on the charges of corruption levelled by his former cabinet colleague, Kapil Mishra.

Responding to allegations of money laundering and corruption by Mishra, Kejriwal said that he would have been in jail had there been an “iota of truth” in his charges.

“I would have been in jail had there been an iota of truth in his allegations,” Kejriwal was quoted by NDTV.

Addressing a party meeting, Kejriwal added, “They ask me why am I silent? Why I am not responding? How does one respond to these allegations! No one believes them – even the opposition doesn’t believe the charges. When your own betray you, it hurts a lot.”

He added, “What should I say about such baseless allegations? Nobody believes it, not even my opponents.”

Soon after his sacking from the cabinet of Delhi government, Mishra had made some serious allegations against his former boss. Among his charges, he had said that Kejriwal opposed the demonetisation move as it threatened to “derail” his “money laundering” attempts.

He had also accused the Delhi chief minister of accepting Rs 2 crore cash from his health minister, Satyender Jain. Mishra has, however, not been able to substantiate any of his allegations. Jain, meanwhile, has filed a defamation case against him.

Mishra had sat on indefinite fast but was forced to end his protest just after five days. Since then he’s been speaking to media on a daily basis to, what he claims, expose Kejriwal.

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