SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been “set up”, days before the February 7 Assembly elections in Delhi, in an obvious reference to the party’s breakaway group accusing it of receiving Rs 2 crore last year through four “dubious” companies.
Omar also said that the vetting process of the Arvind Kejriwal-led party before accepting donations was a “total sham”.
“ #AAP can’t explain the failure of its due diligence but I have to ask has the party been set up?” Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.
The National Conference (NC) working president said, “AAP has been set up, no doubt about it. AAP’s much hyped vetting process a total sham is also now in no doubt,” Omar said in another tweet.
The breakaway group AAP Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM) alleged that four donations of Rs 50 lakh each were remitted to the account of AAP from four different “dubious companies” on the midnight of April 15 last year, a charge refuted by AAP.