PM Aid Fund Diverted To Rajiv Gandhi Basis, Brazen Fraud: BJP

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    'PM Relief Fund Diverted To Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Brazen Fraud': BJP

    JP Nadda additionally accused the earlier Congress authorities of financial give up to the Chinese language.

    New Delhi:

    After launching an all-out assault on the Congress to recommend a give up to the Chinese language and double requirements on coping with China, the ruling BJP got here out with three follow-up costs immediately in opposition to the opposition celebration.

    BJP president JP Nadda, in a tweet this morning, launched paperwork that he mentioned confirmed that throughout the Manmohan Singh period, cash from the Prime Minister’s aid fund was diverted and donated to the Rajiv Gandhi basis. Sonia Gandhi is chief of the inspiration and the board contains Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, P Chidambaram and Manmohan Singh.

    “PMNRF (Prime Minister’s Nationwide Aid Fund), meant to assist individuals in misery, was donating cash to the Rajiv Gandhi Basis within the UPA years. Who sat on the PMNRF board? Smt. Sonia Gandhi. Who chairs RGF? Smt. Sonia Gandhi. Completely reprehensible, disregarding ethics, processes and never bothering about transparency,” mentioned Mr Nadda.

    The BJP chief additionally doubled down on allegations that the earlier Congress authorities was responsible of financial give up to the Chinese language throughout Manmohan Singh’s rule.

    The ruling celebration launched paperwork that it claimed have been proof that the Congress-led UPA was eager to push for a regional commerce settlement and the RCEP (Regional Complete Financial Partnership) with circumstances that might be beneficial to the Chinese language and would enhance the commerce deficit between India and China.

    “The Congress was exploring a regional commerce settlement with China in 2007. Now they’re anti-China? In 2005 a presentation was made to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese language Premier Wen Jiabao on RTA (Regional Commerce Settlement). Then Commerce Minister Kamal Nath proposed a Regional Commerce Settlement to the high-level physique, the Commerce and Financial Relations Committee (TERC). The proposal mentioned that it’s logical to have an RTA with China,” the doc mentioned.

    The doc alleged that the commerce physique, which was headed by Manmohan Singh, famous in 2012 that: “Staying out of the regional complete financial partnership with China was not a sensible possibility.”

    The BJP’s complete allegation is predicated on the Congress’s alleged willingness to go forward with a regional financial partnership with China regardless of studying of the commerce imbalance it should create in favour of China.

    “Regardless that it was recognised on file that RCEP might lead to Chinese language imports and adversely influence home business, regardless of this the Congress selected to go forward with none financial rationale,” the doc alleged.

    In a 3rd allegation in opposition to the Congress, the BJP dug out the Price range speech in 1991 of Manmohan Singh, who was Finance Minister of the Congress authorities on the time.

    “Price range speech doc from 1991. Web page 16, Para 57. Manmohan Singh gave 100 cr to Rajiv Gandhi Basis, 20 cr a 12 months for 5 years,” an announcement from the BJP mentioned.

    The Congress rubbished the sequence of allegations, calling them a “diabolical” try at diverting focus from the China disaster.

    “The diabolical sport of deception, diversion and disinformation is being performed out by the BJP and JP Nadda to divert the eye of the nation from the Chinese language occupation of Galwan Valley, Pangong Tso and now Depsang as much as the Y-junction, 18 km contained in the LAC,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned.

    “That is the best disservice that the BJP and PM Narendra Modi are doing to the nation. As a substitute of preventing China and defending our nation, they’re preventing the Congress celebration and undermining India’s territorial integrity,” mentioned the Congress chief.

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