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Political parties must run with donations from party workers, not black money: Amit Shah


New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS): BJP President Amit Shah on Monday stressed on purity in election funding and said that political parties must run with donations from party workers and not from the black money of the rich.

Speaking at an event to mark the 51st death anniversary of its ideological mentor Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay here, Shah said: "Deen Dayal Upadhyayji stressed on clean funding, if parties had to be kept clean.

"If the means are not pure, the goals cannot be acheived with purity. If a party starts running with donations from the rich and those with black money, then its goals get tainted."

Shah noted that as president of a political party himself, he can say that the BJP cannot manage all its election expenses from the contributions it receives from party workers. "It is not possible," he added.

Therefore, he stressed on the need for a public debate on bringing down election expenses and more probity in poll funding. "Such an exercise will begin under the BJP leadership," he said.

Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the steps taken by his government to bring transparency in donations received by political parties, Shah said, "The Modi government has taken steps to clamp down on the influence of black money in politics as it has set a limit of Rs 2,000 for cash donations."

He said the government has made laws against corruption so strong that those breaking them are either caught or are sweating even in the Delhi winter.

The BJP chief also claimed that fugitive businessmen like Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi are feeling the heat of the country's strict laws. "They escaped the country fearing the law would catch up with them," he said.

Highlighting Upadhyay's role in the formation of the BJP, Shah said, "He made a party which was not ruled by the aura of its leaders but by its party workers and organisation."

Upadhyay worked to strengthen the party and for acceptance of its ideology, and emphasised that the party should not win elections by cheap means, he added.

 


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  • alan, Mangalore/ U.S.A

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    OH The money made by Jay shah just before demonetisation has gone to the election party funds ..very good, i wonder if it was black money

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  • Naveen Monteiro, DUBAI

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    He has accumulated sufficient funds since 2014 for the forthcoming election. Now BJP doesnt require any donations.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Are the rules applicable to BJP as well?

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  • Salam, Manglore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Yes for you Ambani adani black money inough chowkidar chor hai

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  • MOHAN, KUDLA chicken

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    oh amitha e yeth loot ya demonitisation black money. now ur acting like SAINT
    BJP IS black money sponsored party won election in 2o14....nd EVM HACKING
    NOW amithuu dnt dream of winning 2019.....its ur day dream only..people fed up vth jumlla nd daku feku jokes nd bhashans..

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  • shamshuddin mohammed, dammam ksa

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Kuch bhi bolega na chalega…….

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  • Dr.Hariprasad Achar, Udupi

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Such a shameless preach from a person with no political ethics

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Daku You mean BJP runs with Demonitisation money?

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    At last he spoke truth. Very honest person. In BJP almost all party workers are rich.

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  • Najmus Saquib, byndoor/dammam

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    this years highest honor of ........... and the award goes to ..............

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  • SAMAD, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Arrey isko koi batav Black Money kya hota he...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Who's Ambani, Adani & Ramdev ...

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    Sau choohe khaa-ker Bill Haj par chali ???

    What have you done with the money exchanged the day before announcement of Demonetization ? Gangaa mein bahaa diyaa kyaa ???

    Which is the top donations received maximum party ? Hmm ?? Did this money come from party workers, or from corporate bigwigs ??

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Mon, Feb 11 2019

    You mean party workers such as Anil Ambani ??

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