AAP averts crisis, Kumar Vishwas made Rajasthan chief, Amanatullah Khan suspended

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The allegation, first made in a somewhat cryptic tweet on Sunday morning. was explicitly stated by Mishra in a subsequent press conference in the capital.

The uneasy calm in the AAP has once again been shattered by the allegations levelled by former water minister Kapil Mishra. "And now, I have been sacked", said Mishra, and vowed to end corruption in the party.

Mishra also wondered if his ouster was linked to the exposure on the tanker scam which he was scheduled to make on Sunday. He is scheduled to address a press conference around 11.30 am. Citing "poor performance", the AAP leader was shunted out of Arvind Kejriwal's Cabinet after holding a meeting with the Delhi Chief Minister. As part of the formula, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia could take Kejriwal's place while the latter focuses on rebuilding the party and his image. Apart from this, Rajendra Gautam has also been brought in as a minister to fill another vacant slot.

According to people close to the party sources, there is little doubt in the minds of some of the party leaders that the AAP could split in the months to come and Kejriwal could lose the chief ministerial post.

In his tweet earlier, he had promised a "massive expose on the tanker scam tomorrow".

In his next tweet, he vowed to continue the fight against corruption in and outside the party. At the same meeting, the party also made a decision to induct two people into the Cabinet - Seemapuri MLA Rajendra Pal Gautam and Najafgarh legislator Kailash Gehlot.

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Mishra did not stop there.

"Water management was not up to the mark". Vishwas had threatened to quit the party before Kejriwal and other senior AAP leaders managed to assuage his hurt feelings and appointed him in charge of the AAP's affairs in Rajasthan.

Soon after the announcement, Mishra told PTI, "I was not informed of the decision and as per my knowledge, it was taken unilaterally by Kejriwal".

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Delhi's ruling party, AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) was questioned by the Narendra Modi government today, to provide details of overseas funding due to the following suspicion that it might have violated the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, an official said. "The people of Delhi now know the truth", he said.