New Delhi: The Aam Admi Party (AAP) would file a criminal case against the BJP for levelling baseless allegations against its source of funding, party chief Arvind Kejriwal said Tuesday
“Media has widely covered arbitrary and baseless allegations by BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) against our funding. We are filing criminal defamation against BJP,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Earlier Monday, BJP had demanded a probe into AAP’s funding, with one of its parliamentarians Ramesh Bidhuri saying that its delegation would complain to the union finance minister.
Kejriwal tweeted: “I have been challenging BJP and cong (Congress) to disclose their list of donors (the way we do). Wud (Would) media give similar coverage to us?”
The former chief minister accused the BJP of terrorizing AAP donors.
He tweeted: “For the first time, a political party trying transparent funding n disclosing its list of donors. BJP trying to terrorize our donors. Fair?”
For the upcoming Delhi assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party has been raising funds by hosting lunches and dinners. At Sunday’s luncheon in the capital, over Rs.50 lakh was collected.
The AAP’s source of funding has been questioned earlier as well with the United Progressive Alliance also ordering a probe into its funding.