Following suspicion of violation of law, the Centre on Friday asked the Aam Aadmi Party to furnish details of overseas funding to it. AAP termed it as "witch hunt."
Arvind Kejriwal-led party was asked by the Ministry of Home Affairs to explain certain fundings from abroad after suspecting that the party might have violated the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.
The communication to the AAP was part of its “routine” queries sent to a few other political parties regarding overseas funding to them.
The officials made it clear that it was not a show cause notice and a decision on it would be taken only after the AAP submits its reply.
Reacting to the Centre’s move, the AAP said it was a clear case of “political witch hunt”, which was very “dangerous” for democracy.
“It is a clear case of political witch hunt. All the agencies at the Centre’s disposal have been unleashed against Aam Aadmi Party, its government in Delhi and its ministers. Which is very dangerous for democracy,” it said in a statement.
The AAP said it has nothing to hide and is ready to face any probe and will fully cooperate with all officials and agencies concerned.
“It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Home Affairs had given us a clean chit before the high court on this issue and now they are sending us fresh notices,” it said.