The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is aggressively campaigning for the upcoming MCD election in the national capital city-state, is braving what can be called ‘letter bombs’ that conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar is dropping in the public domain. Another letter from the conman has surfaced, where Chandrasekhar has written to Lieutenant Governor (L-G) VK Saxena that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Minister Satyendar Jain attended a dinner party organised by the alleged boyfriend of film actress Jacqueline Fernandez in 2016 and, on that occasion, took Rs 50 crore from him for a post in the AAP for a southern Indian unit of the party (some Hindi language news websites claim it was for a Rajya Sabha seat). He questions, if he were a crook, why the Delhi chief minister would make such an offer to him.
“In 2016, Kejriwal ji, why did you force me to bring 20 to 30 more individuals to contribute Rs 500 crores in cash to the party in return for seats and postings in AAP Karnataka and Tamil Nadu?” the conman asked in his letter.
“I have known, Mr Satyendar Jain of AAP since 2015, and have contributed more than (Rs) 50 crores to AAP in promise of giving me an important post in the party in South Zone, and also helping me to be nominated to Rajya Sabha following the expansion,” the conman said in his letter to the L-G.
Why did you attend my dinner party along with Mr Jain in 2016 at Hyatt, Bhikaji Cama Place, where I was staying after delivering Rs 50 crores which I paid at Gehlot farm house at Asola to Mr Satyendra Jain on your instructions?,” he asked Kejriwal.
“Kejriwal ji, why have you forced me and kept following up to make sure Mr Bhaskar Rao, Ex-Commissioner of Police, Banglore only joins AAP after his service as a super cop?” he further asked.
“Kejriwal ji, why did you speak to me on the phone of Mr Jain in 2017 when he came to visit me in Tihar Jail? In black iphone the name was saved as AK-2,” the conman says in the letter.
“Kejriwal Ji why did you keep telling Mr Jain to ask me to convince a few MLAs and actors in Tamil Nadu to join AAP? In 2016 and 2017 why was constant pressure put on me? How come you were ‘Ok’ when (Rs) 10 more crores was paid to Mr Jain in 2019 for jail protection money,” Chandrasekhar, who claimed he was associated with the Sasikala faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, asked.
The conman has made another allegation that a former director-general administration of Tihar Jail had been threatening him since his first letter to the L-G.
Claiming he is not afraid of the Kejriwal government and his former Minister Satyendar Jain, Chandrasekhar says his claims are correct, the veracity of which can be checked by any authority. The conman, lodged in Mandoli jail — moved from Tihar Jail after his repeated requests saying he had received death threats — says that Kejriwal had urged him to raise Rs 500 crore from 20 or 30 odd people in exchange for positions in the AAP or election nominations from the party. “Mr Kejriwal, I am the country’s ‘biggest thug’ according to you. Then why did you receive Rs 50 crore from me and offer me Rajya Sabha seat? What does that make you—maha thug?” he wrote in the letter.
But the conman had pre-empted the Delhi chief minister’s denial in the letter already. “So hence (sic) Kejriwal ji, before pointing your finger towards me and trying to make the issue political and diverting the topic in people’s mind, now it is time you will be answerable to law as I will submit evidence of every transaction and conversation between you, me and other associates of yours. I don’t think I will back up,” Chandrasekhar wrote in the letter.
Jain was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on 31 May in a money-laundering case.