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Prime Minister’s relief fund diverted to RGF during UPA rule: JP Nadda

This comes a day after Nadda questioned a purported donation of $300,000 that Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) had received from People’s Republic of China and the Chinese embassy in 2005-06 to carry out studies that were not in national interest.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 27, 2020 3:20:30 am
India China Congress BJP president J P Nadda Nadda had also said that Congress has no moral right to talk about the country’s security after having taken money from China. (File)

Stepping up its attack on the Congress in the wake of the party raising questions on the government’s position over the standoff with China at the LAC, the BJP Friday alleged money from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund was diverted to the “family-run” Rajiv Gandhi Foundation during the UPA regime.

BJP president J P Nadda, who has been targeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior leader Rahul Gandhi, tweeted: “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.”

In a series of tweets, Nadda wrote: “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.”

On Thursday, Nadda had questioned a purported donation of $300,000 that the RGF had received from People’s Republic of China and the Chinese embassy in 2005-06 to carry out studies that were not in national interest, he alleged.

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