Congress finds itself in a spot of bother as news reports have emerged in which it is said the Chinese govt had donated Rs 10 lakh to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
Bengaluru: At a time when the entire nationstood as one during the Galwan clash, Congress party tried to be different by questioning the government over several issues likes Indian soldiers being unarmed inter alia.
Now, an expose has been made in which the Congress party itself is trying to scurry for cover.
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As reported by a popular website, the China government gave a grant of Rs 10 lakh to the Rajiv Gandhi in the year 2006 as financial assistance.
But if you are wondering what is wrong in this, here comes the clincher!
It is reported that the foundation is headed by Sonia Gandhi and was handed over by Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Yuxi.
The website takes the help of another Chinese website and quotes: “To show the friendly sentiments of the Chinese people towards the Indian people, Mr. Sun Yuxi, Chinese Ambassador to India, on behalf of China Charity Foundation, donated 10 lakhs rupees to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation on January 27 to give financial assistance to its charities.”
Manmohan Malhoutra, who was the Secretary-General of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation at that time, received the amount on behalf of the foundation.
The website adds that that it is none other than Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, who heads the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. Along with Sonia Gandhi, Gandhi-scion Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, P Chidambaram and Priyanka Gandhi are also the trustees of the foundation.
The foundation was founded in 1991 and claims to work on issues ranging from education to disability to natural resource management.
It is to be noted that the issue of Congress signing a deal with CPC in 2008 has become a big issue. It was signed in Beijing for exchanging high-level information and co-operation between them.
This becomes all the more important in the wake of the Galwan clash.
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Last Updated Jun 25, 2020, 5:16 PM IST