Cong begins probe into fund diversions in UPCC

Lucknow: Taking exception to the allegations of irregularities of funds in Congress' Uttar Pradesh unit, the AICC has initiated an inquiry into the matter, a senior Congress leader said on Wednesday.

UP Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi has already removed treasurer Deepak Gupta after reports surfaced that funds worth crores meant for Lok Sabha elections have been diverted for other works.

UPCC spokesman Subodh Srivasata said that Gupta was removed on September 23 because of financial irregularities and the central party leadership is in the know of the things.

Srivastava said there were no records of huge sums that the UPCC had received in cash for the Lok Sabha elections and action has been initiated against Gupta as he was the treasurer.

Meanwhile, Gupta has refuted allegations against him saying that he had all the records with him and was ready to give a reply to all the charges.

Gupta said that he had been targeted after he had exposed Joshi who had misused the funds for some other works than for what they were sanctioned by the central unit.

A party leader said that now the AICC has ordered a detailed inquiry into the entire case and the truth would come out.

Bureau Report