New Delhi, Feb 2: A startling allegation against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) shocked its followers and supporters across the country, especially in Delhi. A group of former aides of the party on Monday, Feb 2 raised questions regarding a few companies which give donations to AAP.
A group of volunteers, who are well-known as AAP Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM), on Monday claimed that four bogus companies have made donations amounting to Rs 50 lakhs each to the AAP.
Here it can be mentioned that AVAM had broken away from the AAP in Aug 2014 expressing disappointment over several aspects of AAP, including lack of "Swaraj" within the organisation. [Delhi Election 2015: Complete Coverage]
These alleged bogus companies donated to AAP's coffers
According to the allegations hurled by AVAM, addresses of many company mentioned in AAP's website were not running out of the locations mentioned in the website. However, AAP received donations from such companies and AVAM claimed to have unearthed 31 such bogus companies.
These alleged bogus companies donated to AAP's coffers, adding that it was a clear case of money laundering as most of these companies had received money in their account only days before it was transferred to the AAP account.
Criticising Arvind Kejriwal, AVAM spokesperson said, "We are not in the business of unsubstantiated allegations...If this is clean politics then what is dirty politics."
Hours after such allegations against them, AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav, Ashutosh and many others called a press conference where they said, "We are the only party which gives an entire account of the funds it receives."
AAP leaders overruled all allegations against them and claimed that this was nothing but an attempt to malign the party's image ahead of Delhi election. The assembly poll is scheduled to be held on Feb 7 and counting will be taken place on Feb 10.