BJP Seeks Sisodia's Scalp over 'Misuse' of NGO Fund

The BJP demanded the resignation of Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia alleging that he had misused funds granted to his NGO, Kabir.

Published: 05th February 2014 08:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2014 08:52 AM   |  A+A-


The BJP on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia alleging that he had misused funds granted to his NGO, Kabir.

According to state BJP chief Vijay Goel, an inspection of the NGO’s accounts by the Ministry of Home Affairs’ controller of accounts had found in 2012 that “in several cases, payments are not supported with relevant documents and are routed through Manish Sisodia in cash”. Goel said the irregularities included the payment of rent to Sisodia’s wife without receipts, unexplained travel expenses and even a “reimbursement” to Sisodia for getting his car serviced.

Kabir had received more than `2 crore in foreign contributions between 2005-06 and 2010-11 and the inspection was done in accordance with the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, covering the period from 2005-06 to 2011-12.

Criticising the AAP workers’ protest outside BJP leader Arun Jaitley’s house, Goel said: “The AAP demonstration outside Arun Jaitley’s house amounts to political blackmail. The BJP is exposing the AAP every day and asking for accountability. So the AAP is now using these tactics to draw the people’s attention away from the real issues.”

AAP MLA Madan Lal on Monday alleged that BJP leaders had approached him a day before the Assembly poll results with an offer of `20 crore to lure nine MLAs away from the party.

Adding that he didn’t have any proof to back his claim, he said that at midnight he received a call from an “unknown person” saying that he would connect him to a “bigwig” who “was none other than Jaitley”.

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