Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal General Secretary and Anandpur Sahib MP Prem Singh Chandumajra on Tuesday dubbed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as a person propped up by funding through the Ford Foundation and other agencies with a long term objective to destabilise the country. He asserted his links to this effect including some known international operators were available from the documents pertaining to his foundation that he floated against the rules when he was a government official.
Kejriwal’s NGO Sampuran Parivartan was granted $80,000 in 2002 when he was still a government servant for which he did not take any permission from the Central government. “There were several other grants that he received from various sources linked to the CIA in one way or the other,” he said. Chandumajra said that Kejriwal launched his NGO while on study leave and availed full salary as a government employee in 2000-20001. “He received funds from the World Bank for his Jan Sunvai programme even as his organization was not registered. He later set up another NGO Kabir on August 15, 2005 when he was still in the government service. He received Rs 43,48,036 from the Ford Foundation in the name of this NGO. Interestingly, this money was transferred in July before he had officially launched this NGO. He resigned from the government service in 2006,” he said.
He referred to association of a researcher Shimrit Lee with NGO Kabir under the garb of doing research on ‘Public Power: India and other democracies.’ He said that Lee specialises in demonstrations as witnessed in Egypt and then in Ukraine. “She had also been active in Chad, Haifa and Israel. The concept of Mohalla Committee adopted by AAP originated with her. She helped in the launch of Kejriwal in India. He asserted the background of Lee was questionable as she too was linked to the CIA,” he said.
For more news updates Follow and Like us on Facebook