AWAM's fresh salvo: Volunteer group accuses AAP of converting black money into white money
New Delhi, Feb 3: A day after accusing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of receiving crores of rupees in funds from "dubious" companies, break-away volunteer group AWAM has on Tuesday made fresh allegations against the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. While the party categorically rejected such allegations and even demanded an SIT probe into matter.
"AAP is trying to turn black money into white money," said AWAM volunteers.
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Rebutting AAP's charge AVAM volunteers said they have nothing to do with BJP. The volunteer group has claimed that it will file complaints to EC, ED and RBI if AAP fails to provide covering letter in 48 hours.
Strongly rejecting AWAM's serious charge, AAP challenged the Centre to order a probe by any central investigation agency including CBI. The party has also called for SIT investigation on this issue.
Addressing a press conference in New Delhi AAP leaders said, "We have appealed to SC that accounts of all 3 parties (Cong/AAP/BJP) for the last 5 yrs be investigated."
"If by today evening BJP doesn't initiate probe against these companies, we will go to investigating agencies and ask them to initiate probe," added the party which is keen over coming to power in Delhi.
Earlier on Monday, the group AAP Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM) claimed that the money was donated to AAP on the midnight of April 15 last year. Karan Singh and Gopal Goel of AVAM alleged that four donations worth Rs 50 lakh each were remitted to the account of AAP from four different "dubious companies".
The AAP called it a conspiracy to tarnish its image ahead of the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections and challenged the government to get the matter investigated by any of its agencies.
"This is a conspiracy. We invite the government to order an investigation before the February 7 polls itself by any of its agencies be it CBI, ED, IB, Police, Army and subsequently arrest us if we have done anything wrong," senior party leader Yogendra Yadav told a press conference on Monday.
Yadav said that the AAP has taken all its donations through cheques to ensure transparency and also insists on PAN card details for the transactions.
"We've taken all donations by cheque.. We have a BJP government (at the Centre). Let it investigate. Please punish me if anything wrong is found," AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal said when asked about the allegations.
(With inputs from PTI)