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The Curious Case of Aam Aadmi Party’s Missing Donor List

There were many discrepancies in list on site and income tax returns filed with EC. AAP itself has officially called them as ‘inadvertent errors’

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New Delhi, Jan 28, 2017: Chanda Bandh Satyagraha came into existence simply because AAP funds are now no more clean!

There were many discrepancies found in the donor list of Aam Admi Party (AAP) and income tax returns filed with Election Commission of India (ECI) against AAP itself has officially called them as ‘inadvertent errors’.

Initially, in June 2016, the AAP hid the donor list under the pretext of website maintenance.

As this excuse could not be sustained for months, so the think tank of AAP floated a new excuse called “Harassment of donors” to play their usual victim card.

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Now, AAP social media team members and supporters instead of answering about the hidden donor list attack the answer seeker as a BJP agent, Congress agent or a ticket seeker who couldn’t get ticket in earlier elections or start with whataboutery.

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AAP’s donor list is a very important issue as AAP in its donation policy states that it will put donation list on the site and upload detailed expenditure on site. Such a claim is not made by any other political party.

The worst part is that the AAP leadership still claims that they are financially transparent and hence are misleading the common man and their prospective voters.

They are leaving no stone unturned to spread this fake harassment excuse.

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For example, Ankit Lal (IT head of AAP) on his Twitter timeline floates a notice claiming harassment. (Source : Ankit Lal on Twitter)

This notice itself raises more doubts about AAP’s funding.

  • The supposed donor mentioned is a corporation and not an individual. So as per law, the companies details are sought in the notice.
  • As this notice is from Income tax returns filed by the AAP with Election Commission of India and not from the donation list on the site. So this ‘harassment excuse’ falls flat on its face.
  • As like all other political parties AAP will be filing income tax returns with the EC always, so Income tax department can always ask questions based on it. Hence, the hiding of donor list does not stop their alleged harassment.
  • Income tax department keeps sending notices to many income tax payers in India. So shall all of them cry harassment? A notice is not harassment!
  • The notice could be a photoshopped one as well. It doesn’t mention that it was donated to AAP.
  • As per AAP, its 92 per cent Donations are through online banking. So donors can always be tracked by state authorities.
  • Lastly, as the donation to a political party are exempted from taxation. So a genuine donor will always seek tax exemption and the income tax return will carry the mention. So h8ding donor list does not avoid the so-called harassment!

Times Now has released previous notices to AAP by Income tax department that they didn’t report all the donations received and their list on the site doesn’t match with income tax returns which AAP called an inadvertent error. (EXCL: I-T Department Had Sent Notice To AAP Over ‘Hidden’ Donations)

Hence it is quite clear that there was the difference between donation on site and income tax returns filed by them. That’s why it is removed from the site.

Moreover, why should anyone be afraid of a notice if it is not black money or a shady deal?

There are so many ground volunteers who work for AAP fearlessly, there has been not a single reported case of harassment. In fact, they are more prone to political vendetta.

Donor list missing from AAP’s Website

In India political violence is quite common in states of Kerala, West Bengal, Bihar etc but in the case of AAP, almost negligible cases have been reported.

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 By this ‘harrasement excuse logic’, I think all AAP volunteers should go underground!

A section of volunteers are fighting for the financial transparency and restoration of the balance sheet and donor list on AAP’s website called No List No Donation. ( www.NoListNoDonation.com). This campaign aims at exposing the Chanda Chor gang (A gang of thieves who have eaten away donations) of AAP through the door-to-door signature drive, asking people to stop future donations till this High command coterie restores donor list online.

Even AAP supporters and their leaders openly abuse the Prime Minister Narendra Modi but there has been no harassment. But yes, the AAP Social Media team targetted No list No Donation’s twitter handle and using their political got it suspended in order to muzzle our voice.

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Kejriwal’s Door to Door Donation Drive is a Farce: Munish Raizada

Chanda Bandh Satyagraha makes an appeal that AAP should immediately restore donors' list on its website and then only seek new donations.

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Dr. Munish Raizada along with his Chanda Bandh Satyagraha team outside the office of AAP MLA Jarnail Singh (Tilak Nagar). File photo

Chicago: The Aam Aadmi Party Convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has launched a door to door campaign seeking donations for the AAP.  According to former overseas co-coordinator of Aam Aadmi Party, Dr. Munish Raizada, this is nothing more than a misleading campaign!

Raizada says that Kejriwal has no moral right to seek donations from common man as he has dismantled financial transparency in AAP by removing donors list from its website. Displaying donors’ list showing real time donations and making the income and expenditure accounts available online were the basis and the promise of the AAP, emphasised Raizada.

Now, after hiding donors’ list and its balance sheets from the public, the AAP cannot claim to be practising alternative politics.

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Lack of financial transparency in the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP prompted a group of NRIs, who once worked to mobilise funds and support for the party, to turn against it. (File photo)

It may be noted that AAP removed the list of donors from its website in June 2016. Moreover, since then AAP has been surrounded with controversies related to donations. AAP had also received Rs 30.67 crore Income Tax notice, last year in November, implying that all is not well with AAP’s accounts, says Raizada.

He further questions Kejriwal, that if AAP has nothing to hide about its accounts and if AAP is honest with its account keeping then why is Kejriwal hiding the donations?

Even the donation policy that was earlier the pride of every AAP volunteer has been done away with. The donation policy on AAP website used to state: “Every single rupee donated to the party will be published on the website immediately along with the details of the donor. Every expense done by the party will also be published on the website.”

But rather than putting the donors’ list in public domain, the party’s corrupt leadership started blaming BJP and I.T. Department for harassing its donors.

 

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Chanda Bandh Satygrah demands restoration of  lost values in AAP ( File Photo)

 

Opaque political funding is the fountain head of corruption. Further, Raizada says that if the party cannot be transparent in its political funding, then talking about fighting corruption and graft is a mere rhetoric. He said that the appeals by Chanda Bandh Satyagraha have fallen on deaf ears as far as the party’s

leadership is concerned. 

Chanda Bandh Satyagraha makes an appeal that AAP should immediately restore donors’ list on its website and then only seek new donations. Chanda Bandh Satyagraha was started by AAP’s volunteers in 2016, with an appeal to the public not to donate to AAP unless it makes its donation lists open and transparent.