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Kejriwal opposed note ban as it threatened money laundering:

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sacked minister Kapil Mishra today claimed that Chief Minister Kejriwal had opposed the move as it threatened to "derail" his "money laundering" attempts.

Mishra told a press conference that the had got money funnelled through shell companies and wondered how it accepted donations from companies that were slapped notices "for not paying VAT".

"Why did he (Kejriwal) fiercely oppose Why did he travel across the country against the move? Because his men, who hoard black money, were being raided by enforcement agencies," he claimed.

Kapil, who has been suspended from the AAP, also alleged that Delhi-based businessman Kumar, who claimed to have donated Rs 2 crore to in 2014, was merely a mask for "proclaimed offenders".

"Ten days before took office in 2013, Kumar's company was slapped a notice by the for not paying VAT. And then this person goes on to donate Rs 2 crore to AAP, " he said.

He also questioned Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for not acting against for defaulting on VAT after coming to power in 2013.

Kejrwal's first stint as CM ended within 49 days after he quit over the Congress and BJP allegedly blocking the passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 13:07 IST