Illegal funding of crores of rupees to AAP from Gulf countries including America, Canada? ED submitted report to Home Ministry, party denied

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi : The Enforcement Directorate alleges that the Aam Aadmi Party is wrongly receiving funding worth crores of rupees from foreign countries. In this regard, a report has been submitted by ED to the Union Home Ministry. The report mentions irregularities in the funds received by the Aam Aadmi Party from abroad. The report mentions funding to Aam Aadmi Party from Canada, America, Middle East Gulf countries, New Zealand as well as Australia. According to the report, AAP received funds worth crores of rupees between 2014 and 2022. The report said that the Aam Aadmi Party hid the identity of the source of Rs 7 crore received from foreign donors. However, Aam Aadmi Party has rejected the allegations of taking funding wrongly.

Violation of FCRA in taking funds

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday wrote to the Union Home Ministry, saying the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) allegedly received foreign funds worth more than Rs 7 crore in violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). During this time ED got this information. Several media reports say that former Punjab AAP MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira and others are involved in a drugs-related money laundering investigation. The ED began investigation in 2021 and arrested Khaira, who has since joined the Congress.

For the first time, a political party has been made an accused, CM Kejriwal also named, ED's new charge sheet in Delhi liquor policy scam.

ED gave information to the government

In August last year, the agency had sent a detailed information to the Union Home Ministry. In this, alleged violations on your part were highlighted. He was declared a violator of FCRA. Recently, ED shared additional information with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Media reports say that the ED has found that AAP has received foreign donations worth about Rs 7.08 crore so far. The agency alleged that the party 'misdeclared and manipulated' the identity and nationality as well as other details of foreign donors. ED provided verified information about donors to the Home Ministry. This includes their nationality, passport number, donation amount, method of donation, bank account number, billing details and payment gateway used.

Are there preparations to confiscate the property of AAP and Kejriwal? How much truth is there in AAP's claims?

AAP hit back at the allegations

AAP leader Atishi has hit back at ED's allegations. Atishi said that this is another trick of BJP. Atishi, a minister in the Delhi government, said that BJP is losing 20 seats in Delhi and Punjab. This is not ED's action. Atishi said that this is a conspiracy by Modi to defame the Aam Aadmi Party.

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