AAP rebel leader Kapil Mishra today wrote a scathing open letter to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas asking him why he keeps quiet when he sees wrongdoings in Aam Aadmi Party, especially by AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal.
Earlier, Vishwas had tweeted a poem, in which he had hinted at breaking silence:
ख़ुशियों के बेदर्द लुटेरो
ग़म बोले तो क्या होगा
ख़ामोशी से डरने वालो
‘हम’ बोले तो क्या होगा..?? ?
— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) November 2, 2017
Citing the above tweet, Mishra wrote a long letter to Vishwas asking him to break silence:
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) November 3, 2017
Reminding Vishwas that duty towards India trumps everything else, Mishra reminded him that he (Vishwas) had asked him (Mishra) to delete a tweet praising PM Modi’s demonetisation move last year. Mishra asked that why did a party, which was formed on the plank of fighting corruption, did not give a single statement for three days on demonetisation? Which ‘outsider’ did Kejriwal consult before deciding to oppose the move? Who funded the rallies the party had conducted to protest demonetisation?
Elaborating further, Mishra says that during the demonetisation, ED had conducted raid in GK in Delhi, where stacks of cash was found. Mishra had earlier alleged that lawyer Rohit Tandon, whose firm was raided in December last year, had helped Kejriwal with hawala transactions.
Mishra suggests that Vishwas knows all about the details of ED raid in GK, cash found, and details about the director whose company was raided. He alleges that right after filing nomination in Varanasi during 2014 General Elections, Rs. 2 crore were given to Kejriwal through hawala; yet Vishwas is still maintaining silence. He questioned Vishwas why is he quiet on the elections, funding and money coming through countries like UAE.
He further questions Arvind Kejriwal’s opposition to surgical strikes. Kejriwal had demanded a video proof of surgical strike carried out by Indian Army in Uri in September last year. Following the doubts Kejriwal raised against Indian Army, he was hailed as a hero by Pakistan. Mishra questions who was ‘consulted’ before taking the opposing stand on both, demonetisation and surgical strikes?
The letter by Mishra also wonders how does AAP get funding to send leaders to foreign countries and their long and elaborate stays. He alleges that during Punjab and Goa elections, the funding came from separatists and Kejriwal even allegedly stayed at a Khalistani militant’s place during his Punjab campaigning.
Mishra says that during all elections, many AAP volunteers bring to Vishwas’ notice the rampant malpractices, but Vishwas still maintains radio silence on these allegations. He says he is trying to awaken Vishwas’ conscience and his sense of duty otherwise history will see him as a weak person. He says that ever since he has taken up the fight, he and his family is facing all sort of abuses and threats, but he is hopeful that at truth will prevail.
He urges Vishwas to take the first step of courage and speak up.
Will Vishwas speak up, and are we going to see another round of infighting in AAP?