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Ford Foundation removal from watch list ‘side-effect’ of PM's trips: JD (U)

ANI
Published Mar 20, 2016, 1:22 pm IST
Updated Mar 20, 2016, 1:39 pm IST
In April 2015, the Home Ministry had put the Ford Foundation on its watch-list for funding activist Teesta Setalvad's NGOs.
JD(U) spokesperson K C Tyagi. (Photo: PTI)
 JD(U) spokesperson K C Tyagi. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday launched a scathing attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that it was the side-effect of his foreign visits that the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to remove Ford Foundation from the 'watch list'.

"It is the side-effect of the foreign visits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the MHA has decided to remove the Ford Foundation from the 'watch list'," JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi said.

 

According to the sources, the Home Ministry on Wednesday wrote to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to remove the US-based international donor agency from a 'watch list' it was placed under last year.

In April 2015, the Home Ministry had put the Ford Foundation on its watch-list for funding activist Teesta Setalvad's NGOs, saying they allegedly didn't use the funds provided by the foundation for the stated purpose 'in violation' of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.

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