Following allegations of money laundering against AAP by its breakaway group AVAM, a plea was filed in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking a CBI probe into the party's past and present foreign funding.
Taking on Arvind Kejriwal over the donation controversy, BJP had on Tuesday raised the question as to how the AAP leader was unable to identify the standard method used for alleged 'round-tripping of black money' to his party in spite of having been in the Indian Revenue Service (IRS).
AVAM had earlier accused AAP of receiving Rs. two crore last year from four 'bogus' companies. The charge was vehemently denied by the party, which challenged the Centre to order an investigation by any central investigation agency including CBI.
Coming to the defence of his party against the Hawala allegations, Kejriwal on Wednesday threw an open challenge to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that he was willing to go to jail right away in case of any wrong doing, reports DNA.
"I challenge our finance minister, if I have indulged in money laundering, he should take action against me and arrest me right now. And I want to tell Kiran Bedi, look into my eyes and tell me I have done something wrong," said the former Delhi CM.
The AAP president once again made the point that Hawala money did move through cheques.
"Is Hawala money taken via cheques? Hawala money is taken outside banking. Firstly, if we have done something wrong, why would we put it ourselves on our website?
Secondly, all the agencies including ED, income tax are under you, so you can find the truth in a few minutes," said Arvind Kejriwal.