WHO IS KAPIL MISHRA

Kapil Mishra is a politician and a former member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly who represented Karawal Nagar. He had won the Karawal Nagar seat in the 2015 Delhi elections on an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ticket by a margin of 44,431 votes, defeating Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and four-time MLA Mohan Singh Bisht.
 
Mishra had been inducted to the Cabinet as the water resources minister in the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government. But he was removed from the ministry after he accused Kejriwal and Cabinet colleague Satyendar Jain of corruption. He had lodged a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Bureau against the chief minister, saying Kejriwal and Jain took Rs 2 crore in bribe, but Mishra failed to prove it.
 
Despite being an AAP MLA, he was seen supporting and sharing stage with BJP leaders. He even campaigned against his own party during the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. These anti-party activities were brought to the notice of Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel. After due process under the rule of paragraph 2(1)(a) of the tenth schedule of the Indian constitution on grounds of defection and anti-party activities, Mishra was disqualified as an MLA on August 2, 2019.
 
After his expulsion, Mishra officially joined the BJP in the presence of other party leaders Manoj Tiwari, Vijay Goel and Satish Upadhyay, on August 17, 2019.
 

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