The Union Ministry of Property Affairs has set up an inter-ministerial committee to probe the many violations of lawful provisions by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Belief and Indira Gandhi Memorial Have confidence in.
The committee will coordinate investigations into violation of provisions like the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA), Profits Tax Act and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) by these foundations, a Household Ministry official mentioned.
The official mentioned that a Distinctive Director of Enforcement Directorate will head the committee.
The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation was set up on June 21, 1991. The basis operates on a vary of issues, such as literacy, wellbeing, incapacity, empowerment of the underprivileged, livelihood and organic source administration. Its current focus locations are schooling, incapacity and pure useful resource management.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi is the Chairperson of the Rajiv Gandhi Basis. Former Key Minister Manmohan Singh, previous Congress President Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram are users of the board.
Centre’s move followed modern allegations introduced by the ruling BJP
The Centre’s go adopted new allegations released by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the Congress and the Gandhi relatives declaring that China had funded the Rajiv Gandhi Basis.
Last month, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, citing some documentary evidence, sought an rationalization from the Congress to describe why the Chinese Embassy donated about Rs 90 lakh to the Rajiv Gandhi Basis.
It is alleged that the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China in India and the Authorities of the People’s Republic of China are donors to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
A petition has also been filed right before the Supreme Courtroom to look for a probe into the memorandum of comprehending (MoU) between the Congress and the Communist Get together of China signed in 2008.