AAP gets incme tax notice over donation row

New Delhi:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) got notice from Income Tax Department over allegations that the party had received Rs 2 crore last year through four dubious companies as donations.

Aam Aadmi Party Sweeps Delhi
Aam Aadmi Party Sweeps Delhi

Allegations were made by the AAam Aadmi Volunteers Manch (AVAM), a non-government organisation, was set up by dissident Aam Aadmi Party national council member Karan Singh.

The group AAP Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM) claimed that the money was donated to AAP on the midnight of April 15 last year.

Karan Singh alleged that four donations worth Rs 50 lakh each were remitted to the account of AAP from four different “dubious companies”.

The AVAM had on February 5 approached the Election Commission and Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police seeking action against the party on the basis of its allegation.

The AAP had called it a conspiracy to tarnish its image ahead of the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections and challenged the government to get the matter investigated by any of its agencies.

The Income Tax Department asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to reply the show cause notice till February 16.

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday stormed to a spectacular victory in the Delhi Assembly elections, winning 67 of the 70 seats, a vote share of 54 per cent and a swing of 25 per cent.

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi’s chief minister at the Ramleela Maidan here on February 14.