AAP accuses Jung of stopping them to send J-K aid

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 19, 2014 21:39 IST

AAP on Friday accused Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung of preventing its MLAs from sending relief package to Jammu and Kashmir by "raising an objection" to the transfer of Rs 20 lakh from the funds of each of its 27 legislators to Jammu and Kashmir CM fund.

In a series of tweets, former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the party had learnt from its sources that Jung had raised an objection for the fund transfer.

"27 MLAs of AAP wrote to Delhi govt to transfer Rs 20 lakhs from each MLA's funds to J&K CM fund. Sources- LG has objected to it. Why? "Last year, Rs 10 lakhs from each MLAs funds were transferred for Uttarakhand flood relief. Then why an objection this year?" Kejriwal tweeted.

AAP MLAs have decided to donate Rs 20 lakh each for relief and rescue operations in flood-ravaged Jammu & Kashmir.

The 27 AAP legislators will donate a minimum of Rs 20 lakh from the MLA Development Fund. Accordingly, the party had written to the Delhi government to transfer the funds to Delhi J&K CM fund.

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