New Delhi: Amid an ongoing disagreement between the federal government within the Centre and opposition events over the Sino-India standoff in japanese Ladakh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused the Congress of receiving large donations from the Chinese Embassy in 2005-06 and alleged that the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) was misused throughout the UPA rule.
Citing a listing of donors of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, the BJP requested the Congress the necessity for taking the donation from a international nation. “Was this part of the Congress party’s strategy for lobbying for free trade agreement, for which Rajiv Gandhi foundation received a bribe from the Chinese embassy and India’s trade deficit with China jumped 33 times during Congress-led UPA government?” BJP chief Ravi Shankar Prasad requested the grand-old occasion.
The fees had been nevertheless dismissed by the opposition occasion as an try to divert the eye of the nation from problems with nationwide safety.
Alleging a ‘secret’ relation between Congress and China, the BJP chief stated the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation acquired Rs 90 lakh from China and its embassy in 2005-06. “PMNRF, meant to help people in distress, was donating money to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in UPA years. Who sat on the PMNRF board? Smt. Sonia Gandhi. Who chairs RGF? Smt. Sonia Gandhi. Totally reprehensible, disregarding ethics, processes and not bothering about transparency,” he tweeted on Friday.
“People of India donated their hard-earned money to PMNRF to help their fellow citizens in need. To divert this public money into a family run foundation is not only a brazen fraud but also a big betrayal of the people of India,” he tweeted.
“One family’s hunger for wealth has cost the nation immensely. If only they have devoted their energies towards more constructive agenda. The Congress’ Imperial Dynasty needs to apologise to the unchecked loot for self-gains!” Nadda stated in a sequence of tweets.
The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) was arrange on June 21, 1991, to comprehend the imaginative and prescient of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.The basis is chaired by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. The different trustees embrace former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and occasion leaders together with Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and P Chidambaram.
In a veiled assault at Congress, the BJP president stated, “There are many forms of corruption, there are many ways to bring people in your favour… . 43,000 square km of Indian land lost due to the mistakes of one family.”
Responding to the claims by the BJP, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala stated, “Please stop living in 2005 and start answering questions in 2020.” Surjewala stated when the nation desires to know solutions on the problems regarding securing the borders and Chinese transgression, the BJP is attempting to divert the eye of the nation.
“Attempts are being made to divert the attention from issues of national security, territorial integrity and the Chinese transgression in Indian territory,” he stated.
Senior Congress chief Anand Sharma too hit again at BJP’s fees, saying the Congress led India’s freedom motion and is without doubt one of the oldest political events of the world. “Questioning its patriotism is outrageous,” he stated. Sharma listed the BJP delegations that traveled to China and in addition identified the conferences between Chinese and BJP leaders.
Congress sources, in the meantime, instructed PTI stated that in 2005 there was an equal matching grant given by the governments of India and China to the RGF for serving to the disabled as additionally enterprise research by researchers on Indo-China relationship. The grant has been duly audited by the Income Tax division and all different authorities, the sources stated.