AAP accounts: Kejriwal clarifies, but will Anna listen?

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New Delhi, Nov 21: In a letter to Anna Hazare clarifying the party's usage of funds collected from the India Anti Corruption campaign, Arvind Kejriwal said that investigations should be done by Justice Santosh Hegde, a former Supreme Court judge and former Lokayukta of Karnataka if Hazare still had doubts.

In an earlier letter to Kejriwal, Hazare sought clarification on the fund usage over reports that some of the money was used by AAP.

To this, Kejriwal wrote back (as per reports by IndiaToday.in) :

"Let someone of the stature and credibility of Justice Santosh Hegde (or any other person who you trust) audit the accounts of IAC, PCRF (Public Cause Research Foundation) and the Aam Aadmi Party. Justice Hedge would also for any complaints against us from the people as well. To carry out this investigation, whatever he needs from us will be provided to him. I want that Justice Hedge finish this investigation next week itself."

He further added,"I assure you and the entire nation that if Justice Hedge's investigation reveals financial irregularities with IAC funds, or its use for AAP operations, then I will withdraw my candidacy from Delhi Assembly elections. If no irregularities are found after investigation, it is not only my hope but the country's hope that you will come to Delhi to campaign for AAP."

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