NEW DELHI(WEB TEAM): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Ashutosh on Tuesday said that if the Supreme Court finds any discrepancy in his or any other party’s funding, the recognition of that particular party should be scrapped.
“We are facing serious claims and want a probe into ours and other parties’ funding. If found guilty, you can put us behind bars. If the Supreme Court finds any discrepancy, the recognition of that particular party should be scrapped,” the AAP leader said.
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The party also said it will write to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP President Amit Shah seeking their consent for the investigation, to bring transparency in the funding of political parties.
“AAP will write letters to BJP and Congress presidents requesting to cooperate in SIT probe about their fundings for clean politics,” senior AAP leader Ashutosh said in a tweet.
The AAP’s demand for SIT probe funding of all three major parties in Delhi polls, comes a day after an activists group calling themselves AVAM (AAP Volunteer Action Manch), alleged that last year the party received 50 lakhs through four bogus companies that were fronts for money-laundering.
Earlier in the day, taking it to micro blogging site Twitter, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that five AAP leaders will go to Supreme Court today (Tuesday) to submit an application for an SIT probe into funding of BJP, Congress and AAP.
Kejriwal also alleged that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were being tampered with to favour BJP in the February 7 Assembly election.
Just five days ahead of Delhi polls, allegations flew thick and fast with BJP and a break- away group of AAP accusing the Arvind Kejriwal-led party of receiving Rs 2 crore last year through four “dubious” companies, a charge strongly rejected by the party
The elections for the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held in a single phase on February 7. The counting of votes will take place on February 10. The last day of campaigning is February 5.