Three trusts linked to the Gandhi household can be investigated for alleged wrongdoing in monetary dealings, the centre mentioned right this moment. The Residence Ministry has fashioned an inter-ministerial committee to coordinate investigations into alleged earnings tax and overseas donation guidelines violation by Rajiv Gandhi Basis, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Belief, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Belief, the ministry’s spokesperson tweeted this morning.
The investigations will deal with the alleged violation of legal guidelines just like the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA), Revenue Tax Act, International Contribution (Regulation) Act by the Gandhi family-run trusts, mentioned a Residence Ministry tweet.
The particular director of the Enforcement Directorate will head the committee, the Residence Ministry mentioned.
The Rajiv Gandhi Basis was arrange in June 1991 and the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Belief in 2002; each are headed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
The Congress has denied any wrongdoing and calls the investigation “political vendetta”.
Final month, the ruling BJP accused the Congress of “brazen fraud”, alleging that when it was in energy, the Manmohan Singh authorities donated cash from the Prime Minister’s Nationwide aid Fund to the Rajiv Gandhi Basis.
“PMNRF, meant to assist individuals in misery, was donating cash to Rajiv Gandhi Basis in UPA years. Who sat on the PMNRF board? Smt. Sonia Gandhi Who chairs RGF? Smt. Sonia Gandhi. Completely reprehensible, disregarding ethics, processes and never bothering about transparency,” BJP president JP Nadda had mentioned.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi is chief of the Rajiv Gandhi Basis and the board contains Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, P Chidambaram and Manmohan Singh.
The BJP additionally alleged that in his Funds speech in 1991 as Finance Minister, Manmohan Singh had allotted Rs 100 crore to the Rajiv Gandhi Basis.
“Funds speech doc from 1991. Web page 16, Para 57. Manmohan Singh gave 100 crore to Rajiv Gandhi Basis, 20 crore a yr for 5 years,” an announcement from the BJP mentioned.
The Congress has rubbished the allegations, calling them an try at diverting focus from the federal government’s dealing with of the China disaster.