Family’s Hunger for wealth cost the nation immensely’: Nadda digs out PMNRF-Rajiv Gandhi Foundation links
As per the Annual Report 2005-06 put out by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, the Embassy of People’s Republic of China was one of the donors to the organisation. In addition to that, the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Contemporary Studies also had the Chinese government as one of the donors.
“The country wants to know how much money was given to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and what study they conducted in the country,” asked the BJP President.
Jagat Prakash Nadda, BJP President launched a scathing attack on the Gandhi family and alleged that Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) was donating money to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) during the UPA regime.
In a series of tweets, the BJP chief lashed out at the Gandhi family and said Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, who chaired RGF was completely reprehensible, disregarding ethics, processes and not bothering about transparency.
Nadda also shared details of ‘Partner Organisation and Donors Year 2005-2006’ and ‘Partner Organisation and Donors Year 2007-2008’, which shows that PMNRF donated funds to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
“PMNRF, meant to help people in distress, was donating money to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in UPA years. Who sat on the PMNRF board? Smt. Sonia Gandhi. Who chairs RGF? Smt. Sonia Gandhi. Totally reprehensible, disregarding ethics, processes and not bothering about transparency,(sic)” he tweeted.
He further said that the people of India donated their hard-earned money to PMNRF to help their fellow citizens in need and to divert this public money into a family-run foundation is not only a brazen fraud but also a big betrayal of the people of the country.
“One family’s hunger for wealth has cost the nation immensely. If only they have devoted their energies towards a more constructive agenda. The Congress’ Imperial Dynasty needs to apologise to the unchecked loot for self-gains!” Nadda added.
Meanwhile, former Congress leader Shehzad Poonawalla has claimed that an attempt was made to give about Rs 100 crore to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation from the 1991-92 general Budget and it was stalled just because of an uproar from the Opposition.
On Thursday, the BJP chief had alleged a “secret” relation between the Congress party and China and said that the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation had received USD 300,000 from the Chinese government in 2005-06.
“During 2017 Doklam standoff, Rahul Gandhi was secretly holding talks with China’s ambassador to India in Delhi. Today, during Galwan Valley clash also Congress is misleading the country,” Nadda said addressing ‘Madhya Pradesh Jansamvad Rally’