BJP president J P Nadda has said that the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund donated money to the ‘family-run’ Rajiv Gandhi Foundation when the Congress-led UPA was in power, claiming it was a ‘brazen fraud’ and big betrayal of the people of India.
Nadda, earlier targeted the Congress and the Gandhi family for allegedly accepting donation to the foundation from the Chinese embassy, also posted a photograph of documents to back his fresh charge.
‘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,’ Nadda said on Twitter.
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. pic.twitter.com/tttDP4S6bY
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) June 26, 2020
Diverting the hard-earned money of the people of India to a family-run foundation is not only a ‘brazen fraud’ but also a ‘big betrayal’ of the people, he added.
‘One family’s hunger for wealth has cost the nation immensely. If only they have devoted their energies towards more constructive agenda. The Congress’ Imperial Dynasty needs to apologise to the unchecked loot for self-gains!’ the BJP chief said.
Reacting strong to Nadda’s charge, Congress chief spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala hit out at the BJP president. He accused accused BJP and Nadda of playing a ‘diabolical game of deception’ to divert attention from the alleged Chinese occupation of Indian territory. Surjewala tweeted how the Modi government wants to divert the attention from the border stand-off
New Chinese Transgressions in Pangong Tso Lake Area!
1. China builds a helipad at Finger 4.
2. Constructs bunkers between Finger 4 & 8.
3. Deploy troops in the area of Chushul Heights on Southern Bank.
But “Godi Media” will only question the Congress? https://t.co/6FVr0WkYUD
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) June 27, 2020
Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram too lashed out at Nadda , in tweet, writing, BJP President Mr Nadda specialises in speaking half-truths. My colleague Mr Randeep Surjewala exposed his half truths yesterday.
In another tweet, Chidambaram had some advise for Nadda, when he wrote, Mr Nadda, come to terms with reality, don’t live in the past that is distorted by your half-truths. Please answer our questions on Chinese intrusion into Indian territory