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  1. AAP wants Congress, BJP on board as it seeks probe of parties’ funding

AAP wants Congress, BJP on board as it seeks probe of parties’ funding

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said it will ask the leadership of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress to agree for a probe...

By: | New Delhi | Published: February 3, 2015 3:19 PM

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said it will ask the leadership of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress to agree for a probe by a Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the funding of all the three major parties in the Delhi polls.

The party 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 party said that a five-member delegation of AAP will go to Supreme Court to request for the setting up of an SIT to probe the funding of the three political parties. “Team of five leaders – Ashutosh, Kumar Vishwas. Sanjay singh, Ashish Khetan And Yogendra yadav will reach SC BY 1030 to request SIT PROBE (sic),” he tweeted.

“We are going to Supreme Court to hand over a letter to request to create an SIT to investigate the fundings of BJP, Congress and AAP,” he wrote on the micro-blogging site.

The AAP’s move came a day after a breakaway group of the party accused it of receiving Rs 2 crore from “dubious” companies.

“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,” another senior leader, Yogendra Yadav, said last night.

Meanwhile, BJP has come out with a new advertisement accusing AAP of receiving funds from “dubious” companies.

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