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Cong claims its bank accounts frozen, slams Centre


NEW DELHI: Congress on Friday claimed that its bank accounts as well as those belonging to the party’s youth wing have been frozen by the authorities.
In a media briefing, Congress treasurer Ajay Maken said that crowdfunding money his party received in its bank accounts remains inaccessible just weeks before the

Lok Sabha elections

“We got information yesterday that banks are not honouring the cheque we are issuing. On further investigation, we got to know that the Youth Congress bank accounts have been frozen. The accounts of the

Congress party

have also been seized. Income tax asked for Rs 210 crore recovery for FY19 from Youth Congress and Congress party,” Maken said.
Maken said the action has left Congress with no money to spend on any activity.

“Right now we don’t have any money to spend, to pay electricity bills, to pay salaries to our employees. Everything will be impacted, not only Nyay Yatra but all political activities will be impacted,” Maken said.
Accusing the Centre of targeting the grand old party, Maken said the action is “equivalent to freezing the democracy.”

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