Congress chief P Chidambaram denounced BJP president JP Nadda for speaking “half-truths” regarding alleged irregularities in the transfer of 20 lakh rupees from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) in 2005, during the Congress – the Manmohan Singh government.
Also accusing the BJP of asking “frivolous questions”, Mr. Chidambaram asked: “Suppose RGF returns 20 lakh rupees, will Prime Minister Modi assure the country that China will erase the encroachments and restore the status quo? “, Referring to allegations that the Chinese Embassy was funding Congress through donations to the RGF.
“Anyone with common sense knows that think tanks operate on the basis of grants and endowments. As long as the foundation complies with the FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) and has submitted audited accounts, which the government has accepted, it’s the end of, “Chidambaram told GalacticGaming on Friday evening.
This morning, Mr. Chidambaram also hit the BJP president, JP Nadda, reminding the BJP chief that the money had been used for “relief for the tsunami victims in Andaman and Nicobar” and urged him to “accept reality “and focus on answering the questions. on “Chinese incursions into Indian territory”.
“The president of the BJP, JP Nadda, speaks in a semi-truthful way. Why does the BJP hide the fact that 20 million rupees received by the RGF (Fondation Rajiv Gandhi) from the PM National Relief Fund in 2005 were intended for tsunami relief in Andaman and Nicobar? “P Chidambaram asked in a series of tweets.
“(and) what does the RGF grant 15 years ago have to do with the infiltration of Indian territory in 2020 under the tutelage of the Modi government?” he continued, referring to Chinese incursions into eastern Ladakh this month.
The BJP followed up on his claims on Friday with Nadda’s release of documents he said were evidence that Congress had pushed for a regional trade deal favorable to China, calling it “economic surrender” after Rahul Gandhi last week called Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Surender” Modi.
This particular episode of an ongoing verbal conflict between Congress and the BJP began two days ago, the BJP counterattacking as Congress pounded on them with questions about the violence in Ladakh on June 15 and the impasse in the Indo-Chinese border.
Congress has denied the allegations, calling them an “evil” attempt to divert attention from the Chinese crisis.
“The evil game of deception, misappropriation and misinformation is played by the BJP and JP Nadda to divert the country’s attention from the Chinese occupation of the Galwan Valley, Pangong Tso and now Depsang to the Y-junction , 18 km inside the LAC, “Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.
“This is the worst service that the BJP and the Prime Minister do to the country. Instead of fighting China and defending our country, they are fighting Congress and undermining the territorial integrity of India,” he said. -he declares.