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Will file defamation case against BJP

Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 2 (PTI) Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said his party will file a criminal defamation case against BJP which has alleged that AAP was diverting funds from NGOs of its leaders.

Kejriwal also challenged the BJP to disclose the list of their donors as his party has done and accused the saffron party of “terrorising” those who have donated money to AAP.

He also took a jibe at the media for “arbitrary coverage”  of the allegations levelled by the BJP.

“Media has widely covered arbitrary and baseless allegations by BJP against our funding. We are filing criminal defamation against BJP.

“I have been challenging BJP and Congress to disclose their list of donors (the way we do). Would media give similar coverage to us? For the first time, a political party (is) trying transparent funding n disclosing its list of donors. BJP trying to terrorise our donors. Fair?” the AAP chief posted on Twitter.

AAP had organised lunch for traders, with an entry fee of Rs 20,000. The party collected a whopping sum of Rs 50 lakh.

In a similar event held in Mumbai last Thursday, the party had fetched Rs 91 lakh, taking the total to Rs 1.41 crore in just two such events.

Accusing AAP of diverting funds from NGOs of its leaders, Delhi BJP had yesterday called for a probe into such events.

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