Chinese Funds In PM CARES: Congress hits back after BJP’s attack


Share post:

“Donation from chinese to PM CARES fund for COVID-19 is not the same as donations for a private organization like the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation controlled by Sonia Gandhi and her family.” According to BJP sources.

The Congress, is accused of accepting Chinese funds for the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, on Sunday hit back in reply to the accusation made. They said that  donations from Chinese firms have poured into PM CARES fund also.

They have accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having a “soft spot” for China. The party said that hundreds of crores have been funnelled into PM CARES by a group of well-known Chinese firms including Xiaomi, Oppo and Huawei, adding that it is “most worrying and alarming for national security”.

The BJP has not replied anything on record yet. Bit few party sources say that, “Donation to the PM CARES fund for COVID-19 is not the same as donations for a private organisation like the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation controlled by Sonia Gandhi and her family.”

Abhishek Singhvi, Congress spokesperson in a statement said,  “Reports suggest that as on May 20, 2020 PM Modi has received Rs 9,678 crores in the controversial Fund. The shocking part is that though Chinese forces have transgressed into our territory, Prime Minister has received money in the Fund from Chinese companies”.

Mr Singhvi also listed eight questions he said the Prime Minister should answer.

“Has PM received Rs 7 Crore from the controversial company HUAWEI? Does HUAWEI have a direct connection with People’s Liberation Army, China? Has the Chinese company owning Tik Tok facilitated a donation of Rs 30 crores to the controversial PM CARES Fund? Has Paytm, which has a 38% Chinese ownership given 100 crores in the controversial Fund? Has XIAOMI, the Chinese company, committed Rs 15 Crore to the controversial Fund? Has the Chinese company OPPO, donated Rs 1 crore to this controversial Fund?” the statement read.

In a recent statement, Xiaomi has said it would donate Rs 10 core to the Prime Minister’s relief fund and the Chief Minister’s relief funds across states to battle coronavirus. Oppo said it is contributing Rs 1 crore “in aggregate towards Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. OnePlus has also made a public commitment to contribute Rs 1 crore.

The Congress also alleged that the PM CARES Fund is run like a “seemingly personal” fund of the Prime Minister which is not even subjected to audit by any public authority, or the Right To Information Act.

“All in all, the Fund appears to be solely run by the Prime Minister in an opaque and secret fashion with zero transparency and zero accountability,” alleged the party, which was accused of receiving funds from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in 2005-2006.

“Did the then UPA government take a bribe from the Chinese? Is it not true that after taking this donation, the foundation recommended a free trade agreement with China, which was heavily tilted in favour of the Chinese,” Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said earlier this week amid Congress accusations of the government “surrendering” Indian territory in Ladakh to the Chinese.

The political battle between the Congress and the BJP has become bitter since the clashes of June 15 in which 20 Indian soldiers have died in action at Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. Each party has accused the other of being soft on the Chinese.

ALSO READ: ‘Speak the truth’: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi in latest attack on ‘Chinese intrusion’


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Newsletter Signup

Related articles from Tags

PAN and Aadhaar card linking date has been extended

The central government has announced that the date for linking PAN and Aadhaar has been extended to...

Hyderabad: 3 months traffic diversions near Erragadda Metro Station

Hyderabad: Traffic diversions from March 28 to June 28 in Hyderabad, due to Nala work from AG...

Watch: Women died on spot in road accident at Balapur, Hyderabad

A women died in a road accident, when a speeding auto trolley rammed into a woman at...

Hyderabad: Toddler crushed to death by GHMC auto

A 18 months toddler was crushed to death by GHMC auto near RTC Colony at Moula Ali,...

Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University all set to shift to new campus

The next academic year of Potti Sreeramulu Telugu university will start in the new campus at Bachupally....

Cheetah gifted by Saudi Prince dies of heart attack at Hyderabad Zoo

A male 15 years old Cheetah died at the Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad, due to  heart attack...

Man clears Google interview but failed tenant interview in Bengaluru

A man cleared the Google interview but failed the tenant interview in Bengaluru, he recently shared a...

Rahul Gandhi addressed press at AICC HQ after disqualification

Rahul Gandhi addressed the press at AICC HQ after being disqualified as an MP. He claims that...

Jagdeep Dhankhar teases Raghav Chadha in the parliament

On Friday, Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar teased Parliament member Raghav Chadha as he gave a suspension...

Manchu brothers fight video goes viral

Manchu brothers quarrel and physical fight goes viral. Manchu Vishnu and Manoj allegedly had a furious dispute...

TCL Officially Sponsors Sunrisers Hyderabad for the Fourth Time in a Row in 2023

TCL - a leading consumer electronics brand and one of the dominant players in the global TV...

Rahul Gandhi disqualified as Lok Sabha MP after defamation case

On Thursday, Surat court sentenced Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to 2 years in jail in a defamation...