Accusing Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of diverting funds from NGOs of its leaders a day after the party raised Rs 50 lakh at a fundraiser here, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today called for a probe into such events even as AAP refuted the allegations and dared the saffron party to get it investigated.
“Due to lack of transparency, common man is wondering whether donation is being received at the rate of Rs 20,000 per plate or the funds of NGOs, which belonged to AAP leaders, are being diverted,” Delhi BJP general secretary Ramesh Bidhuri told reporters here.
The BJP leader also asked AAP to reveal the names of all the persons who had attended and donated for the party in such programmes.
He said a delegation of BJP leaders will soon meet Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to seek a probe into these fund-raising programmes.
AAP refuted the allegations saying it had organised only a transparent fund-raising programme.
“AAP is proud of organsing such transparent fund-raising programme and we challege them to get it probed from Income Tax department and any authority concerned,” said an AAP spokesperson.
AAP had raised Rs 50 lakh at a fundraising lunch organised the party’s traders wing here yesterday, the entry fee for which was Rs 20,000.
In a similar event held in Mumbai last Thursday, the party had fetched Rs 91 lakh, taking the total to Rs 1.41 crore in just two such events.