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BJP pushes for EC action against AAP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Wednesday pushed for action against the for "not adhering to law" in disclosing the details of the fund it received, and claimed there is ground for the to cancel the party's symbol.

Hitting out at the Arvind Kejriwal-led party, told reporters that the "has turned out to be the biggest beneficiaries of corrupt practices" after fighting elections on an anti-corruption plank.

Her comments follow the flagging discrepancies in AAP's electoral funding statement, and threatening it with action for "prima facie failing" to follow its transparency guidelines.

In its show-cause notice, the EC claimed that transactions through hawala operators were "wrongly disclosed as voluntary donations".

The AAP, in turn, dubbed the EC notice sent to it as "poor interpretation" of and alleged "bias" of central agencies against it.

Lashing out at the AAP, Lekhi said it did not disclose over Rs 13 crore of the 67 crore received in donations, and had not maintained details of those who donated more than Rs 20,000 to the party as mandated by law.

The party had received over Rs 2 crore after Kejriwal decided to contest against Narendra Modi in Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency in 2014, she said, alleging that donor companies turned out to be "fake".

She also claimed that the party was allotted a symbol, broom, in violation of rules.

Even that is a ground for withdrawing its symbol, she said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 20:50 IST
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