Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Monday launched a website, containing a timer, that he said will keep ticking till BJP leader Vijender Gupta ensures the arrest of former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the alleged water tanker scam. 

The portal ‘‘, “prepared by volunteers”, was launched at the Delhi Secretariat.

 During an Assembly debate last month, Kejriwal had thrown the challenge to Gupta, after the government had recommended either a CBI or anti-corruption branch in the case. 

Mishra said he will “expose” the “conspiracy” that was allegedly afoot to save Dikshit in the next three days. The countdown will continue for the next 32 days, till August 13, when the deadline set by Kejriwal for Gupta will end, Mishra said. 

Gupta, the leader of the Opposition, termed it as “drama”. “Kejriwal now wants to dilute the impact of corruption charges in Rs 400 crore water scam so that the whole matter becomes a joke,” Gupta said in a statement.

“BJP kept saying that we are not sending the report of the fact-finding committee into the tanker scam to the ACB. Then when we finally did, he should also keep his commitment. Why is the LG and Gupta trying to save Sheilaji,” Mishra asked. 

The website may have been launched from a government platform but it has been developed by volunteers and did not cost a penny, Mishra claimed. 

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