The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has constantly taken on its opponents over corruption and black money, may have to answer some questions when it comes to its own financial transactions.
A few donation receipts that have appeared on the party’s official website bear the names of more than one donor from separate states, raising the questions about the generation of black money.
Two receipts, cca13faal285 and cca13faak887, on the official website — www.aamaadmiparty.org/donation-list — show that two separate persons each donated money to the party on the same numbers.
One Tushar Shah from Maharashtra and another Harish Kumar Sharma from Haryana donated `1,000 each on June 21 2013 at 6:44 pm and 11:25 am, respectively, and received the same donation receipt number cca13faak887.
A screenshot of AAP's website
In yet another case, one Pawan Kumar Singh from Uttar Pradesh donated `1,000 and another Yashdeep Godhai from Karnataka donated `8,000 on June 23 and 22, 2013 at 8:2pm and 7:54 pm, respectively. They got the same receipt number, cca13faal285.
Reacting sharply, BJP leader Anil Jain accused the AAP of generating black money and fudging financial details.
“This clearly shows that AAP has been generating money that cannot be accounted for, which we have been alleging for long. By issuing the same receipts to more than one person, they can easily show one part of the donation and hide the other as then they do not have to account for that.”
“That Arvind Kejriwal has stabbed the anti-corruption movement in India in the back is more than evident also by the fact that Kiran Bedi, Shazia Ilmi and Vinod Kumar Binny have joined the BJP,” Jain said.
A senior Delhi police official who did not want to be named said, “There could be hundreds of such receipts that can be a subterfuge to hide unaccounted money. It needs to be investigated.”
Several calls and messages to several AAP leaders went unanswered. One AAP leader told HT to see the website.