Responding to the disqualification petition filed by the AAP MLA from Greater Kailash, Saurabh Bhardwaj, the rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra today sought speaker’s permission in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha assembly to cross-examine Saurabh and other PAC members. In addition to this, Mishra also sought the speaker’s approval to get witnesses in the assembly and examine them to prove that Saurabh Bhardwaj was lying in his petition and the documents furnished by him were doctored.
Saurabh Bhardwaj had earlier filed a petition demanding disqualifications of rebel AAP MLAs Sandeep Kumar and Kapil Mishra. On 2 July the Delhi Assembly asked both the rebel AAP legislators to reply by 9 July to disqualification petitions filed against them by Bhardwaj for their alleged association with the BSP and the BJP.
Bhardwaj had shown videos of Sandeep Kumar allegedly showing his association with the BSP. Kumar filed a petition on Tuesday contending that the videos showed by Bhardwaj had “no authenticity”.
Mishra, on the other hand, alleged that the evidence and documents compiled by AAP against him were hazy. Mishra complained that the petition he received had missing pages and advised AAP to get proper evidence if they want to remove him from MLA position. He challenged that he should be allowed to bring in ‘witnesses’ to prove his assertions that the evidence against him was fabricated.
Today, Mishra has formally sought permission from the speaker to allow to bring Anna Hazare, Kumar Vishwas, Yogendra Yadav and others to the Delhi Assembly as witnesses. Mishra has also asked cross-examination of the applicant Saurabh Bhardwaj and the PAC members that include- Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Kumar Vishwas, Gopal Rai, Atishi Marena and Sanjay Singh.