Devendra Fadnavis: Congress should explain why China gave funds to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation

Devendra Fadnavis: Congress should explain why China gave funds to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation

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Revealed: June 29, 2020 2:23:37 am

Devendra Fadnavis. (File)

Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday mentioned the Congress ought to clarify why celebration president Sonia Gandhi-run Rajiv Gandhi Basis (RGF) obtained donation from the Chinese language embassy.

Chatting with mediapersons after collaborating in a digital ‘Jan Samvad’ rally in Mumbai, Fadnavis mentioned, “The Congress owes individuals a proof for accepting funds from Chinese language embassy… It’s mentioned the funds got to the inspiration in change for some data.”

The Congress ought to disclose what data or help was traded in change of funds from China, he added.

The BJP has alleged that the RGF obtained donation from China and the Chinese language embassy in 2005-06 to hold out research that weren’t in nationwide curiosity. The Congress, nevertheless, has claimed that the inspiration had obtained a grant of Rs 1.45 crore from the Chinese language embassy for disabled individuals’ welfare programme and analysis on China-India relationships.

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Earlier, Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani, who joined the rally from Delhi, slammed the Congress for its criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Indo-China dispute alongside the LAC. “It’s unlucky that Congress is taking sides with China and Pakistan as an alternative of supporting India.”

On RGF, she mentioned, ” It’s no secret that the inspiration is run and managed by one household – Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi… Up to now, (former PM) Manmohan Singh, who was then the finance minister, had sanctioned Rs 100 crore from Union Budget for the inspiration. Later, when he was PM, seven departments and 11 PSUs gave funds to the inspiration.”

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