More Than Rs 100 Crore Donated To Waqf Board By AAP Government In Delhi — Reveals RTI
An RTI has revealed that the Delhi government has provided the Waqf Board around Rs 101 crore in the last seven years.
In the year 2021-22, the Waqf Board was given Rs 62 crore out of taxpayers’ money. The remaining Rs 39 crore was given over the years from 2015-16 to 2020-21.
The RTI was filed by activist Ajay Bose on 29 September 2022. In its reply, the Delhi government admitted to funding the Waqf Board since 2015.
The AAP supremo, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, recently appealed to the central government to place the images of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesh on the currency notes, as a way to help the rupee gain strength.
The timing of the appeal indicates the attempts by the AAP party to woo Hindu votes in the Gujarat elections.
The RTI reply, however, points to the minority appeasement politics of the AAP.
It is to be noted that the AAP-led Delhi government has cited lack of financial resources as the reason behind non-payment of salaries to the government employees as well as the amount due to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).
The High Court had even pulled up the government for spending crores on advertisements while the staff remains unpaid.
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