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BJP demands AAP's audit on foreign funding

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 May 2017, 14:51 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari on Saturday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government should bring out the details of the quantum of funds it had received from foreign funding.

He said that the AAP, which made tall promises of working with transparency, should give the details of its foreign funds to the government, while adding that if the party has not done any wrong then it should not fear.

"The party was created on the basis of 'India against corruption' and the time to stay away from corruption is now. The AAP should give every detail about their donation and offerings, which they have received from foreign funding. I don't understand what the problem in giving the details is. It is not only specially for the AAP, but the other, who are alleged, too," Tiwari told ANI.

Meanwhile, the AAP cried foul over the Union Home Ministry's issuance of a notice to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led party asking it to provide information on overseas funding it has received.

Accusing the Centre of 'witch-hunting', AAP leader Ashutosh said that the Union Government was practicing political vendetta.

"This is nothing but witch-hunting, this is political vendetta. The Home Ministry once under Manmohan Singh and the other time under Narendra Modi has already conducted an investigation and submitted the report of the same to the Delhi High Court citing that nothing has been found wrong in the funding of the AAP," Ashutosh told ANI.

"This is nothing but political vendetta. I will say that with which ever agency they want to appoint to investigate the matter they can, I know they will able to find nothing," he added.

Triggering yet another AAP vs Centre face-off, the MHA had yesterday sent a notice to the AAP, asking it to provide information in connection with its overseas funding.

The Home Ministry in its notice asked the AAP to disclose the source, nature and the amount of donation as well as the foreign equity in the shareholding pattern of the corporation, company or source from where the donation is received.


First published: 6 May 2017, 14:51 IST