Aam Aadmi Party collects 19 crore as donations, HM sniffs trouble

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Home Ministry to probe AAP's funding
New Delhi, Nov 11: Trouble seems to find its way back to the Aam Admi Party (AAP) with the Home Ministry now planning to probe the source of funds pouring for the party.

According to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, the ministry has received complaints of foreign funding to the AAP. "We are probing the source of funding to the AAP," Shinde said on Monday. He added saying that such claims do take time to get clarified and that the Ministry will take all the necessary actions.

In response to this, the AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said that they (AAP) were ready for any probe into their funding. "We are ready for any probe but let me say that the ministry must also probe the source of funding of the BJP and the Congress," Kejriwal said. "Where did Congress get its 2,000 crore? Why don't they investigate about that," he said.

Kejriwal: Where did Congress get its 2,000 crore

Kejriwal also alleged that this was an attempt to mar the party's image and said that the BJP and Congress were behind it.

The party claims to be transparent in all its functioning including the source of funding, which is published on its website. According to the party, they have received Rs 19 crore so far to fight the elections.

Party's National Secretary Pankaj Gupta said that their aim was to collect Rs 20 crore to fight the Assembly elections. "We would soon be achieving our target. Till last week of September, we had collected Rs 10 crore, but within a span of one month, we received Rs 9 crores as donations," he added.

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