Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh asked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal as why he does not get his own Ford Foundation funding probed along with the funding of Sucha Singh Chhotepur.
Interacting with reporters after participating in a farmers’ protest here on Friday, Amarinder said while AAP leaders from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh were maligning Chhotepur for accepting money, why was Kejriwal silent on the money the party’s spokesman Sukhpal Khaira and other leaders collected from NRIs in the United States and Canada when they visited there.
He also sought a probe into the funding of Kejriwal’s NGO “which was funded by the Ford Foundation which in turn gets money from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)”. He said: “It needs to be probed whether Kejriwal was used for destabilising the government in India with foreign funding.”
He also asked the Delhi CM how he could run an NGO while being in the government service. “Charity begins at home and better begin the probe with your own funding from Ford Foundation that is so suspicious and controversial,” said Amarinder.
Replying to a question on Congress’ stand on Chhotepur, Amarinder said: “Congress’ doors are open for everyone, be it Chhotepur, Navjot Sidhu, Pargat Singh or Inderbir Bolaria”. However, he made it clear that there was no direct communication between the Congress and these leaders.