The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) did not shirk away from promptly responding to Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's order that the Centre will investigate the party's funding for the upcoming Delhi state assembly elections.
"Let them probe us, but probe Congress and BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) funding too," said Arvind Kejriwal, AAP chief ministerial candidate for the Delhi polls.
The Kejriwal-led AAP collected nearly ₹19 crore in donations from around 63,000 individuals belonging to a cross section of society, Pankaj Gupta, Party's National Secretary and in charge of Funding and donations, told CNN-IBN.
"We welcome any investigation. 19 crores, 63000 donors. All Indian citizens. List available @ http://aamaadmiparty.org/donation-list . Do watever investigation u wnt. #AAP" the party posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
On Monday, Shinde had ordered a probe into the party's funding after receiving complaints that AAP had received money from foreign donors as well.
"Whatever the source of funding is, which country it is coming from, to probe this we have given it to the ministry. We had got complaints about foreign funding and we are investigating. It takes some time," said Shinde.
To which, Kejriwal reacted saying, "We have always been ready. But let them also probe funding for the Congress and the BJP. The Congress got donations worth ₹2,000 crore - will the home minister investigate how?"
The Delhi High Court had asked central government last week to investigate the financial records and source of funding of the AAP. The government will be filing a status report by 10 December.
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