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AAP Used Money From Liquor Policy Scam To Fund Campaigns For Goa Polls, Says ED

AAP supremo and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal responded to the ED's charge and said it was 'completely fictional'.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
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AAP used the money raised from the Delhi liquor scam to fund the Goa election campaign, alleged the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday. 

"Investigation of the trail of this kickback so far has revealed that part of these funds was used in the election campaign of the AAP," said the ED in the chargesheet filed in the case, according to a report by India Today.

The probe agency said AAP's communications in-charge Vijay Nair "told certain persons involved in the campaign-related work to receive the payments in cash". The agency further alleged that cash price amounting to Rs 70lakhs were paid to volunteers, who were part of AAP's survey team.

According to a report by NDTV, Nair had arranged a FaceTime video call from his phone between Sameer Mahendru, chief of Indospirits and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the ED alleged in its new chargesheet. On behalf of AAP leaders, Vijay Nair received ₹ 100 crore from the "South group" as advance for licenses in Delhi liquor policy.

The Sputh group constituted Kavitha of Telangana's ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi, Magunta Srinivasalu Reddy, an MP from Andhra Pradesh's ruling YSR Congress, and Sarath Reddy of Aurobindo Pharma, the agency has alleged.

Meanwhile, Kejriwal and AAP supremo responded to the ED's charge and said it was "completely fictional".

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