AAP and controversies are two inseparable parts. The ruling dispensation in Delhi has often found itself in the midst of a series of controversies. This time the party’s donations are under the Income Tax Department scanner, according to Times Now. In a startling revelation, Income Tax Department has found discrepancies between the donor lists published on the AAP website and those submitted to the Election Commission. The I-T Department has, till date, issued three reminders and three summons to the party in connection to this issue, the report said. It will be interesting to see as how Arvind Kejriwal-led party which has been claiming that it will form the government in Punjab where Assembly elections are due in 2017.
The report also said, according to a letter dated 8th September 2016 from the office of the Deputy Director of the IT Unit to the Secretary of The Election Commission of India, the IT put on record that its office “is conducting enquiries regarding donations” made to the AAP over three financial years– 2012-’13, 2013-’14 and 2014-’15.
Already 21 MLAs of the party are under scanner after Election Commission of India (ECI) had issued a show-cause notice to these legislators who were appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries by the Delhi government last year.
The notice sought their response on why they should not be disqualified. The report said there are three notices that have been sent to Aam Admi Party. The first notice was sent on June 1st regarding the donations in the year 2013 to 2014. The notice states, “the donation entries in the AAP website don’t match the Election Commission records, please furnish documentary evidences to explain the issue.” After that the second reminder came on the June 6th and the third reminder was sent on June 16.