Rubbishing the allegations of irregularities in political donations made by ousted leader Kapil Mishra, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that the party followed all the norms in the matter, adding that the blames levelled against it are just part of the conspiracy planned by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
"It is all a part of the conspiracy by the BJP to malign the image of the party and de-recognize it. One year ago even the Prime Minister levelled such allegations against us and now through Kapil Sharma is repeating the similar statement. What the BJP says, Kapil Mishra repeats," said AAP leader Sanjay Singh in a press briefing here.
"Arvind Kejriwal left his job for the welfare of the nation. How can someone put such allegation on him. If they want to target us they should openly do this and should not get indulge in planning and plotting," he said.
Singh also refuted the allegations framed by Mishra on AAP MLA from Moti Nagar, Shivcharan Goyal.
"Goyal has only has one PAN card which is registered everywhere, in all his official document. Just to malign the image of the AAP MLA, the party and Arvind Kejriwal the BJP people are planning conspiracy against us," he added.
Singh also questioned the authenticity of the cheques shown by Mishra and said that it is a big fraud, adding that such kind of fake cheques can be made anywhere.
He also accused the BJP and the Congress for changing the norms with retrospective effect to save itself from the action for irregular political funding.
"The BJP and the Congress has not given declaration of about 70-80 per cent of donations worth Rs 1,000 crore in last 10 years. They said these 70-80 per cent donations were received from unknown sources. They are not ready to reveal the source. Whether it came from hawala or foreign companies or organisations?" he asked.
Singh said the amount of old currency deposited in the bank after demonetisation was more that the actually currency that was present in the market and question that who owed it BJP or Congress?
Earlier in the day, in a dramatic press conference that ended with Kapil Mishra fainting, the former accused Kejriwal of corruption and warned him to resign by the evening.
Meanwhile, Mishra has been rushed to the hospital. According to reports, doctors from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RML) are treating him.
Doctors had yesterday advised hospitalisation to Mishra due to drop in blood sugar level and dehydration, but he refused to do so.
Earlier addressing a press conference, Mishra said, "Arvind Kejriwal, have some shame. If you don't resign by today evening, I will drag you from your office to Tihar Jail. I'm Kapil Mishra."
Mishra further alleged that for three continuous years, black money was converted into white and spent on foreign trips of the AAP leaders.
"AAP did not inform about some of its fundings which it received from fake companies," he said.
Mishra further targeted Kejriwal and revealed that 16 shell companies added money worth crores in AAP's bank accounts.
"These fake companies are registered in the name of AAP MLA from Moti Nagar, Shivcharan Goyal. These companies have given Rs. two crore to Kejriwal at 12 a.m. The fund received from these companies were sent to same branch branch of Axis Bank where there were allegations of converting black money into white at the time of demonetisation," he added.
AAP has its bank account at the Krishnanagar branch of Axis Bank and all the transactions happen from there.
Mishra also shared a bank cheque without a date which has already been encashed.
Kumar will be interrogated by the ACB on May 17.
Last Thursday, Mishra made "serious allegations" against senior Delhi Government functionaries in relation to the water tanker scam, which is alleged to have caused a loss of an estimated Rs. 400 crore to the State exchequer, in a detailed statement to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB).
Earlier, Mishra submitted documents related to the tanker scam to the ACB, while saying that he also apprised the agency about the misuse of the money by the Delhi Government.
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