Rajiv Gandhi Foundation`s Foreign contribution license revoked due to misappropriation of funds

  • A major action by the Union Home Ministry

  • Financial support from China

  • Sonia Gandhi is the chairperson

New Delhi – The Centre has de-authorised foreign funds received by the Gandhi family-related NGO “Rajiv Gandhi Foundation”. An inter-ministerial committee constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs conducted an inquiry in 2020 after the financial embezzlement of this institution was noticed. An investigation was also conducted regarding the financial support from China to this organisation. After the findings from this investigation, the action was taken.

Sonia Gandhi is the Chairperson of the Rajiv Gandhi foundation. Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are the trustees of the organisation.

This organisation was established under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi in July 1991 after the death of Rajiv Gandhi. The organisation claims to be working in the fields of health, science and technology, women and child development, education, etc., during the period from 1991 to 2009.

The investigation committees include officials from the Union Home Ministry, Finance Ministry and the Central Investigation Team. Through this investigation, it was verified whether the organisation has falsified any documents while entering income tax or misused the funds received from abroad. Being found guilty of this, this organisation has been stripped of its license to receive foreign grants under the ‘Foreign Contribution Regulation Act’.

Editorial viewpoint

People should now raise their voices to revoke the ‘political’ license of Congress !