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Businessman accused in Rs 100-crore Delhi liquor scam paid BJP Rs 55 crore via bonds

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party is accused of taking Rs 100 crore kickbacks for liquor licences. Electoral bond data shows firms related to another accused person donated Rs 55 crore to the BJP.

Over the past week, two major politicians have been arrested in connection with the alleged Delhi excise policy scam – Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and Bharat Rashtra Samithi leader Kalvakuntla Kavitha. 

According to the Enforcement Directorate, bribes worth Rs 100 crore were paid to leaders of Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party by Kavitha and other individuals described as the “South Group” to gain control over the liquor business in Delhi.

Firms linked to a member of the “South Group”, however, paid at least Rs 55 crore to the Bharatiya Janata Party through electoral bonds, fresh data released on March 21 shows.

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