Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken demanded a probe into the allegations levelled by sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra concerning illegal foreign funding received by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He also sought Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation. “The allegations are serious. Kejriwal should step down on moral and legal grounds,” he said.
Maken said there should be a probe to find the source of foreign funding to AAP. It was “unlikely that the government agencies were unaware of it,” he added.
Maken also slammed BJP-led government at the Centre. He questioned why was the government not prosecuting Kejriwal and why a FIR under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act was not filed against the AAP government.
“AAP, which floated shell companies to convert black money into white money to show in its accounts, also receives illegal foreign funding, which is a serious matter,” he said.
Mishra on Sunday blamed Kejriwal and his party of huge financial irregularities. Earlier, Congress leaders Anand Sharma and Amarinder Singh had said that divisive forces sitting in foreign nations were funding the AAP.