The Income Tax department on Tuesday issued a notice to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), asking why it should not be prosecuted for alleged falsification of account books and "wilful attempt" to evade tax on donations received by the party.
"There are several allegations on money laundering and black money against Jain which are known to all. When I asked Kejriwal, he said such things happen in politics, and it will be revealed later", said Mishra, who was accompanied by his wife at the Rajghat briefing. "They want to silence our voice", said AAP leader Sanjay Singh.
Rebutting Singh's charge that was speaking the BJP's language, Mishra said he had always spoken stridently against the BJP's policies and the government and decried the way the AAP brands people "who speak against the leadership".
The former minister, sacked by Kejriwal on Saturday, had yesterday submitted documents to the ACB to back his allegations that Kejriwal had delayed a probe into a Rs 400-crore tanker scam in the city.
Asserting that Kejriwal once used to be his "guru", Mishra said that he was going to lodge FIRs against the one who taught him as to how to fight against corruption.
"I have also written a letter to the ACB and have sought appointment from them".
On the other side, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to deliver a special assembly session today.
Mishra handed over three sealed envelops to the CBI that he called "evidences".
Earlier in the day, the power minister categorically rejected Mr Mishra's charge, saying "no deal took place" between him and party chief Arvind Kejriwal and that he was "lying" after "losing his mental balance".
Mishra also alleged that he had witnessed Kejriwal accepting Rs 2 crore from Jain. I know Kejriwal will try to give clarification on all the allegations made by me in the Delhi Assembly today and also brand me liar and corrupt. "Being PWD Minister, he also fudged bills up to ₹10 crore in the department to benefit Kejriwal's relative", Mishra told reporters here.
The panel has flagged decisions, including the allotment of land to the AAP for its office, appointment of Health Minister Satyendra Jain's daughter as "mission director" of Delhi State Health Mission and a number of purported AAP functionaries as "advisors".
"AAP was formed on three basic premises of fight against corruption, internal democracy and Lokpal".