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BJP should disclose names of party donors who paid less than Rs 20K: AAP

PTI
Published Dec 20, 2016, 10:23 am IST
Updated Dec 20, 2016, 10:24 am IST
The party also said that if Modi was serious about making political funding transparent, it would only take him two days to implement.
File photo of AAP leader Ashish Khetan (Photo: File)
 File photo of AAP leader Ashish Khetan (Photo: File)

New Delhi: Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the AAP on Monday said if the Centre was serious about ending black money in election funding, then the BJP should reveal names of people who paid the party in amount less than Rs 20,000.

Claiming that the BJP received three-fourth of its donation from 2004-15 by donors who paid less than Rs 20,000, AAP leader Ashish Khetan said the party should come clean on its funding sources.

 

Khetan also demanded that changes that were allegedly made to benefit the BJP and Congress, in the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act be reversed.

"The other loophole is that while there is a limit on the money spent by a candidate, there is no limit on the funds spent by the party,” he said.  

Khetan further added “The law allowing political parties to not disclose source of funds below Rs 20,000, taken in cash, should be abolished immediately and all parties must take cashless donations only. All parties must come under RTI."

 

In his rally at Kanpur, Modi had said he had given a suggestion at an all-party meeting convened before the Winter session of Parliament and that a debate should be held on simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and state assemblies and donations to political parties.

"Modi ji has said that he is ready to bring about transparency in political funding. He gave this suggestion in an all-party meet but there was no discussion on it. If Modi Sarkar is serious about ending black money in election funding it will merely take two days to execute," Khetan said.

 

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