Bangalore, Jul 30: The state government has ordered a probe into ISKCON's Akshaya Patra Foundation after Congress leader DK Shivkumar alleged that ISKCON was 'marketing' India's poverty abroad and making money out of it.
Shivkumar said, "They've been showing our children through the world as crying and they're not saying it's a government-sponsored programme. They're collecting Rs 1,200 per children by marketing. In one year 25 lakh dollars are collected."
But ISKCON claimed that these allegations are stimulated by the ISKCON Mumbai branch, which has been fighting court battle for the last few years.
Madhu Pandit Dasa of ISKCON Bangalore said, "They're the same things that ISKCON Bombay has been taking about. They've been talking to political leaders and have given all kinds of complaints to PM."
Congress leader also alleged that ISKCON has been buying up land in the city's outskirts for realty projects from public funds.