AAP served notice to pay 163.62 crores for allegedly sponsoring "political ads"
New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi has been given a legal notice by its own government to pay amount of ₹163.62 crores for allegedly spending the money on political advertisement.
A 10-day deadline has been mentioned in the notice by the Directorate of Information and Publicity or its office will be sealed.
"A final opportunity is hereby given to reimburse the amount of ₹ 163,61,88,265/- (Rs One hundred and sixty three crores, sixty one lakh, eighty eight thousand, two hundred and sixty five only) by depositing the said amount in the account details given below within 10 days of issuing of this notice, failing which further necessary action as per law will be taken in this matter," the notice read.
It must be noted that the amount of expenditure is Rs 99.31 crores and the remaining Rs 64.31 crore is the penal interest on the amount.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has reacted to the notice and accused Lt Governor VK Saxena and the political outfit BJP for targeting its elected ministers and ruling Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital.
Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party has also claimed that the Lt Governor has no rights or power to pass such orders.