In the latest blow to Aam Aadmi Party, the Income Tax department has claimed that the audit reports filed by the political party for donations have irregularities and are incorrect.
The report by I-T department, which was submitted to election commission recently, claims that the audit reports filed by AAP for the financial year 2013-14 and 2014-15 have irregularities and do not match to the list of actual donors who donated money.
Officials from the I-T department said that the difference between the amount shown in audit report and the amount actually received is approx INR 27 crores and that the treasurer of Aam Aadmi Party has accepted the irregularities in his communication with the department. This is a serious violation of the Income Tax act 1961 and the party is liable for a legal action along with a possibility of losing the tax exemption provided by the I-T department. It could even lead to de-registration of the party, however, such decisions remain in the rights of election commission strictly.
Speaking on the development, National Convener of AAP and Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal termed it a dirty trick by PM Narendra Modi to stop his party in Punjab & Goa, both the states will have elections tomorrow.
Modiji’s dirty tricks. Losing badly in Goa n Punjab, he tries to de-register the winning party 24 hrs before elections. Shameless dictator https://t.co/XMSdXj1OSg
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 3, 2017