AAP to move Supreme Court seeking SIT probe into funding of BJP, Congress and its own

NEW DELHI(WEB TEAM): 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.

Faced with allegations of receiving funds from “dubious” companies, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP on Tuesday will move Supreme Court demanding Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe funding of all three major parties in Delhi polls and said it was ready to face any action if found guilty.

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.

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AAP leader Ashutosh said, “We are facing serious claims and want a probe into us (AAP) and other parties. If found guilty you can put us behind bars.”

He further added, “If the Supreme Court finds any discrepancy, the recognition of that particular party should be scrapped.”

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

Earlier on Monday, asserting that it adopted “total transparency” in its funding, AAP’s Yogendra Yadav in a late evening press conference accused BJP of attempting to influence the voters ahead of the February 7 polls by bringing out false allegations.

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“AAP demands constitution of an SIT to probe funding of all three main political parties (AAP, Congress and BJP). The SIT should be monitored by the Supreme Court as we already know how the government can manipulate a probe,” he said while daring the parties to disclose their fundings publicly.

Yadav said “strangely instead of inquiring against AAP, the BJP ministers are today making allegations even after sitting on the files for eight months.”

“Ahead of last assembly polls also, the BJP had brought out a CD which turned out to be false later. They do not allow politics of honesty,” Yadav said.

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Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also alleged that AAP has devised a mechanism for routing money from foreign companies which cannot donate to Indian political parties according to law.

A break-away volunteer group of AAPon Monday accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led party of receiving Rs 2 crore last year through four “dubious” companies, a charge strongly rejected by AAP which challenged the Centre to order a probe by any central investigation agency including CBI.

The group AAP Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM) claimed that the money was donated to AAP on the midnight of April 15 last year.

However, 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.