AAP gives cash, receives cheques from fake companies, alleges AVAM
AAP Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM) on Tuesday came forward with fresh allegations to “expose” Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party's credentials on political funding.
New Delhi: AAP Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM) on Tuesday came forward with fresh allegations to “expose” Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party's credentials on political funding.
While addressing a press conference here, AVAM, a breakaway volunteer group of AAP, claimed that the political outfit is involved in money laundering and is trying to turn black money into white money.
The AVAM said the AAP used to give cash to some fake companies and in return accept cheques.
It also accused the political outfit of disrespecting Right to Freedom of Expression.
The group also stated that it would file a complaint against AAP with Election Commission, Enforcement Directorate and Reserve Bank of India.
AVAM has also decided to stage a protest against AAP from February 05.
On Monday, AVAM had alleged a massive scam in the funding of AAP, a claim that was later rejected by Kejriwal-led party which said that all transactions were legitimate.
The group of volunteers had broken away from the AAP in August last year to voice opinion against several aspects of AAP, including lack of "Swaraj" within the organisation.
Addressing a press conference at the Press Club of India yesterday, the AVAM claimed that four bogus companies have made donations amounting to Rs 50 lakhs each to the AAP.
AVAM said that its volunteers had checked out each of the addresses of the donor companies as mentioned in the AAP website and found out that no such companies were running out of the locations.
AVAM added that one of the companies was registered at a address which was located in a shanty.
In total, the AVAM claimed to have unearthed 31 such bogus companies that have donated to AAP's coffers, adding that it was a clear case of money laundering as most of these companies had received money in their account only days before it was transferred to the AAP account.