Centre sends questionnaire to AAP seeking explanation on funds

Centre seeks explanation from AAP
New Delhi, Nov 12: A day after the Home Minister acknowledged that they had received complaints against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) receiving foreign funds, the government has sent a questionnaire to the party asking them for explanations.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that the party had not yet responded to the questionnaire. "AAP has not yet responded yet to the questionnaire. The outfit stil has time to give its reply," he said.

The Delhi High Court had last month asked the Centre to look into the accounts of the AAP and had asked to submit a report by December 10.

Shinde: AAP has not yet responded to the questionnaire

The whole episode began when news of the AAP receiving donations of Rs 19 crore came out in the open. Opposition parties then alleged that the AAP was receiving funds from foreigners, which they claim was not allowed.

The Home Ministry on Monday said that it would carry out investigations into the matter. This has now sparked a debate among political parties attacking each other and wanting a probe in each other's accounts.

Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hedge too voiced his opinion saying that why wasn't there any investigation for any existing political parties. "Is it an offence to receive any money from a foreign source," he questioned.

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