The directorate of income tax (investigation) has duly issued a notice to the Aam Aadmi Party to show receipts f funds from 4 fake companies and the party was asked to give a reply before February 16.
The notice follows complaint from the AAP Volunteers Action Munch (AVAM), erstwhile members who turned hostile to the party. AAP maintained that other political parties should also be probed for the source of their funding.
The notice was expected as the Bharatiya Janata Party, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, made it a campaign issue against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi elections.
However, AAP has emerged the strongest political party in Delhi elections with 67 seats out of 70 while the BJP was badly decimated to 3, while Congress was nowhere to be seen.
The IT department has sought the addresses of the companies, details of the cheques, and receipts. AAP maintained that they had taken donation from these companies since they were registered with the registrar of companies, had a PAN number and were paying them not in cash or kind but through a cheque.
The names of the four companies are Goldmine Buildcon Private Limited, Sunvision Agencies Private Limited, Skyline Metals and Alloys Private Limited and Infolance Software Solutions Private Limited.
It may be noted that Arvind Kejriwal himself was in the Income Tax department as Assistant Commissioner before resigning and opting for social work and later politics.