Crisis in AAP: Kapil Mishra on hunger strike, demands disclosure on AAP foreign trips, funds
According To India Vote Kar
Former Cabinet minister Kapil Mishra, who was suspended after making allegations of corruption against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kerjiwal, was attacked on Wednesday, hours after he began his hunger strike demanding that the AAP disclose details regarding the funds used for their foreign trips.
The attacker, identified as Ankit Bhardwaj, arrived at the protest site in the evening. At the time, Mishra was lying on the floor, surrounded by some of his supporters and media persons. The two allegedly had a brief argument, following which he repeatedly slapped Mishra, police said.
While Mishra’s team claimed that the attacker was a member of the AAP, the party has denied his involvement with the ruling party. AAP leader Sanjay Singh told the press, “He is part of the Bharatiya Yuva Morcha…We don’t support violence of any kind.”
Police, meanwhile, haven’t confirmed the accused’s involvement or membership with any party.
Mishra had turned up for the protest — which he termed as “satyagraha” or a “peaceful agitation” — in the morning stating that he would drink only water and nothing else until Kejriwal responds.
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