The government has once again prepared to tighten its grip on the Congress. The Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted an inter-ministerial committee to investigate violations of laws by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. The special director of the ED ie Enforcement Directorate will head this committee. It is reported that the committee set up by the Internal Ministry will examine the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation as well as the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.
According to sources in the Union Home Ministry, an inter-ministry committee has been set up by the ministry to investigate the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. It is reported that this committee will be investigated for violation of the rules of Money Laundering Act, Income Tax Act, Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 Act.
Actually, this foundation was started on 21 June 1991 in the name of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to fulfill his vision and his dreams. On the website of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, it has been told that from 1991 to 2009, the Foundation worked in the areas of Health, Education, Science and Technology, Women and Child Development, Disability Cooperation, Physically Handicapped, Panchayati Raj, Natural Resource Management etc. . The President of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation is the Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi.
Apart from him, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Senior Congressman Suman Dubey, Rahul Gandhi, Dr. Shekhar Raha, Professor MS Swaminathan, Dr. Ashok Ganguly, Sanjeev Goenka and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is also a trustee of the foundation.