Singhvi alleged that the PM-CARES fund isn’t even subjected to audit by any public authority, together with the CAG.

New Delhi: Congress chief Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday mentioned that the PM-CARES Fund has received donations from Chinese firms which is “alarming for the national security”.

“…What is most worrying and alarming for national security is the fact of donations received by Prime Minister Modi from Chinese companies in his (seemingly personal) PM CARES Fund. No one knows the constitution or the operational framework of the PM CARES Fund. No one knows how it is controlled or money given to it utilised,” Singhvi mentioned in a press release.

Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM -CARES Fund) has been arrange following the COVID-19 pandemic in India, to undertake and assist reduction or help of any variety referring to a public well being emergency or every other sort of emergency, calamity or misery and so forth.

File picture of Congress chief Abhishek Manu Singhvi. ANI

The prime minister is the ex-officio Chairman of the PM-CARES Fund and Minister of Defence, Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Finance, Government of India are ex-officio Trustees of the Fund.

Singhvi alleged that the fund isn’t even subjected to audit by any public authority, together with the CAG.

“The PMO has gone to the extent of saying this fund is not a public authority. PM CARES Fund is not even subject to RTI. 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,” mentioned Singhvi.

“Reports suggest that as on 20 May, Modi has received Rs 9678 crores in the controversial fund. The shocking part is that though Chinese forces have transgressed into our territory, the prime minister has received money in the Fund from Chinese companies,” he mentioned.

“A delusional Modi government continues to sidestep the brazen Chinese transgressions and occupation of our territory by the Chinese forces in Galwan Valley, Pangong Tso Lake area, Hot Springs and Depsang Plains upto Y-Junction,” Singhvi alleged.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi unashamedly misleads the nation and serves the sinister agenda of the Chinese by claiming that China has never intruded into the Indian territory, nor is it in occupation of any territory. This is the greatest disservice to the nation,” he added.

Singhvi mentioned that each time the central authorities is questioned on the Chinese transgressions of our territory, in 4 totally different locations, i.e. Galwan Valley, Pangong Tso Lake Area, Hot Springs and Depsang Plains, a “deceptive Modi government and a paranoid BJP resorts to diversionary tactics and disinformation.”

“Let them know, that the Congress party will keep asking these questions in national interest. As we all know the Prime Minister has a special soft spot for China. Even as Chief Minister of Gujarat, we saw his close association in his four Chinese visits. He is the only Prime Minister who has visited China 5 times,” Singhvi mentioned.

“If Prime Minister of India will compromise his position by accepting donations of hundreds of crores from Chinese companies in the controversial and opaque fund, how will he defend the country against the Chinese aggression?” requested Singhvi.

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