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BJP needs to be transparent in party funding first: AAP

Training its guns on the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre, AAP on Monday said the BJP should set its own house in order about receiving donations instead of promoting a cashless society. Demanding transparency in funding of the political parties, AAP said that all parties must come under the ambit of RTI.

AAP leader Ashish Khetan, in a press conference, said “Modiji has said that he is ready to bring about transparency in political funding. He gave this suggestion in an all party meet but there was no discussion on it. If Modi sarkar is serious about ending black money in election funding, it will merely take two days to execute it. As of today, all parties take advantage of the rule that states that political parties need not give any details of funds in cash amounting to Rs 20,000.”

“The other loophole is that while there is a limit on the money spent by a candidate, there is no limit on the funds spent by the party. We saw how Modiji spared no expense in his grand 2014 campaign - from LED screens to holograms. It is shameful how both the Congress and the BJP colluded with each other when the courts questioned political funding,” Khetan added.
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