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Central govt cancels FCRA licence of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation for violation of foreign funding law

New Delhi: Taking a big decision, the Central Government has canceled the license of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF). This foundation, headed by Sonia Gandhi, will no longer get any funding from abroad. Along with this, the source of the money that has come so far will also be investigated. This is a big setback for the Congress party.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Taking a big decision, the Central Government has canceled the license of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF). This foundation, headed by Sonia Gandhi, will no longer get any funding from abroad. Along with this, the source of the money that has come so far will also be investigated. This is a big setback for the Congress party.

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The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation was first accused in 2020. It was said that the foundation has received 90 lakh rupees from China. This funding was done bypassing the laws. Many questions arose, which led to the investigation by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Now it has been decided to cancel the FCRA license of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF). Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi is the chairperson of RGF, while other trustees include former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, and Members of Parliament Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Let us tell you that RGF was established in the year 1991. This trust worked from 1991 to 2009 on many important issues including health, science and technology, women and children, disability assistance etc. In 2010 the Foundation decided to focus on education.

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