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Govt ask deets of foreign funding, AAP calls it ‘witch hunt’, ‘dangerous’ for democracy

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Source: Indian Express

The Centre has asked the Aam Aadmi Party to provide particulars of its overseas funding after suspicion of violation of law. The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Arvind Kejriwal-led party to clarify certain fundings from abroad after suspecting that the party might have violated the law concerning to the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.

The order to the AAP was part of government routine queries. The officials also clarified that it was not a show cause notice and a decision on the same will be taken only after the party submits its answer.

However, the AAP while reacting on the same said it was a clear case of “political witch hunt” and very “dangerous” for democracy. “It is a clear case of political witch hunt. All the agencies at the Centre’s disposal have been unleashed against Aam Aadmi Party, its government in Delhi and its ministers. Which is very dangerous for democracy,” the party said in a statement.

AAP said it has nothing to hide and is prepared to face any investigation. It said it will copiously cooperate with all officials and agencies concerned. “It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Home Affairs had given us a clean chit before the high court on this issue and now they are sending us fresh notices,” it added.