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AAP crisis live: Arvind Kejriwal to address Delhi assembly, Kapil Mishra goes to CBI

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New Delhi: Amid the ongoing crisis within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Delhi chief minister and convener Arvind Kejriwal is set to make a statement on Tuesday at a special session of the Delhi legislative assembly at 2pm.

The session was reportedly called to discuss the allegations of rigging the EVMs in civic polls, but now it likely will also discuss rebel leader Kapil Mishra’s allegations, who has been suspended from the primary membership of the party.

Mishra has accused Kejriwal of taking Rs2 crore in illegal cash from health minister Satyender Jain and delaying the probe in the tanker scam.

Here are the latest developments and live updates from the AAP:

■ 12.30pm: Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Tuesday wrote an open letter to his former “guru” chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to seek his blessings before filing a CBI case against him. Mishra also dared Kejriwal to fight elections against him from any seat of his choice.

“I am going to take up the biggest fight of my life against Kejriwal from whom I have learnt all these things. Before that, I seek your blessings for victory,” Mishra wrote.

The letter, posted on his Facebook page, added, “Do you have the courage to face the people? If you have any morality left, then accept my challenge. You can choose a seat. I am ready to resign from Karawal Nagar... if you fear losing power. But if you believe that the public will support you, let’s fight elections from your New Delhi seat.” (PTI)

■ 12.15pm: Mishra demands that AAP must make public the details of foreign trips by Raghav Chadha, Ashish Khetan, Sanjay Singh, Satyendar Jain and Durgesh Pathak. He threatens to sit on a hunger strike from Wednesday if these details are not made public.

■ 12pm: BJP Delhi Youth Wing members hold protest outside chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s house. Delhi police use water canons as protesters attempt to cross barricades. (Hindustan Times)

■ 11.35am: Kejriwal tweeted that Saurabh Bhardwaj will expose a big conspiracy in the assembly today.

देश में चल रहे एक बहुत बड़े षड्यंत्र का सच आज सदन में सौरभ भारद्वाज देश के सामने रखेंगे। उन्हें ज़रूर सुनियेगा। सत्यमेव जयते।

— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal)

■ “Truth will triumph. Its beginning will be made during the special session of the Delhi Assembly tomorrow,” Kejriwal tweeted on Monday night amid turmoil in his party. His tweet came as Mishra, who was sacked by Kejriwal from his Cabinet last Saturday, intensified his attack on the AAP supremo, alleging that a Rs50 crore deal had been arranged for the chief minister’s brother-in-law.

■ Mishra on Monday submitted documents to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) against the chief minister in connection with the alleged water tanker scam. He said he has sought an appointment with the CBI on Tuesday to register a complaint. Mishra in a series of tweets also targeted Kejriwal and Jain, as more bitterness from the two sides, came out in the open.

■ The AAP, earlier in the day also alleged that a big conspiracy was being hatched against it by the BJP through Mishra and said chief minister Kejriwal would not resign over the “baseless allegations”. The party asserted that was Mishra was making such allegations against Kejriwal “out of desperation” after being expelled from the Cabinet.

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