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Congress Party short of funds, admits Chacko

New Delhi: The Congress Party on Wednesday accepted that it was experiencing financial problems and is short of funds due to its activities being on the rise.

“We do not keep a big fund. When there is a programme on an election, we collect funds from our members and our well-wishers also, that is a continuous process. Of course, it is a fact that we are very very short of funds because our activities are being increased. The party is facing a lot of financial problems, that is a fact,”Congress leader P C Chacko told ANI.

“Party leaders are contributing a portion of their salaries. Contributing to the party is not something new. I think, in all political parties in India, they are getting a share of the members’ salary and remuneration,” he added.

Congress leader Manish Tewari also said that it is normal that MPs and the MLAs contribute a part of their salary and added there is nothing new in it. (ANI)