A day after AAP sacked MLA Kapil Mishra, the latter levelled stunning allegations of corruption against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

He alleged that he “saw” Jain handing over “Rs 2 crore” to Kejriwal at his official residence.

This is the first time that an allegation of corruption and bribery has been made directly against Kejriwal. Ironically, it was the anti-corruption stance of Kejtiwal that made people of Delhi vote for him and his Aam Aadmi Party in 2015. 

For many, it was a shocking revelation, but needless to say, AAP party members came all out in defence of their chief minister. 

Deputy Chief minister Manish Sisodia has denied the charges, calling them “absurd” and “baseless”.

Senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas came out in his support, saying he has known him for 12 years and even his enemies cannot imagine him taking a bribe.

Former AAP member and political analyst Yogendra Yadav said he could not give credence to corruption allegations against Mr Kejriwal.

AAP leader Ashish Khetan asserted, “The truth will prevail soon and this is not the first hinder block that the party has faced. Arvind Kejriwal does not need to react to every wild and baseless accusation against him.” 

Meanwhile opposition parties like BJP and Congress have demanded the resignation of Arvind Kejriwal in the wake of allegations

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy called Kejriwal ‘shameless’

Youth Congress workers on Sunday even staged a protest outside the residence of Kejriwal

Demanding a CBI probe into the allegations, the outfit said Kejriwal should resign from the post of chief minister pending the investigation.

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Sunday said the party had “lost its anti- corruption plank.” 

“Kejriwal has no moral right to continue as chief minister in the wake of the allegations by Mishra. He should step down,” he said at a press conference in Delhi.

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh also sought the resignation of Kejriwal, claiming that the AAP supremo had no moral right to continue in office as his “corrupt face” had been “totally exposed”.

Robert Vadra, who has been at the receiving end of Kejriwal’s accusations of dubious land deals, took a dig on the Delhi CM 

79-year-old activist Anna Hazare, who was the mentor of Delhi CM said he was “saddened” by corruption allegations

Without naming anyone, lieutenant governor of Pondicherry Kiran Bedi wrote

Senior journalists and lawyers also reacted to the whole fiasco