Foreign funding for NGOs: BJP seeks white paper

BJP has demanded that the Centre should come out with a white paper on the issue of NGO`s getting foreign funds and working against public interest.

Last Updated: Feb 29, 2012, 13:18 PM IST

Madurai: BJP has demanded that the Centre come
out with a `white paper` on the issue of non-governmental
orgaganisations getting foreign funds and "working against
public interest."

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had indicated that some NGOs
were protesting against the Koodankulam Nuclear Project at the
instance of some foreign organisations, P. Muralidhar Rao, BJP
National Secretary told reporters after attending the party`s
state level meeting last night.

Singh had in an interview to a magazine hinted that
protests around Koodankulam were often funded by some NGOs
based in the United States and Scandinavian countries.

The Prime Minister`s statement mujst be based on some
authentic information, Rao added.

PTI