New Delhi: Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy on Tuesday clarified that no funds were donated to the Public Cause Research Foundation, an organisation led by IAC leader Arvind Kejriwal for any political activities as reported by a section of the media. "When Kejriwal approached me in September 2012 asking for financial assistance, I declined. Hence, I have not financially supported Mr Kejriwal's political activities," stated Murthy.
A released statement had said that Kejriwal approached Murthy in 2008 to donate money to raise awareness about RTI to which he agreed to give Rs 25 lakh rupees a year for five years. After splitting with Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement, Kejriwal has announced the setting up of a political party to fight corruption and bring in change.
In the statement, Murthy said Kejriwal approached him in 2008 seeking funds for instituting awards to recognise the efforts of officials, NGO and public in the field of RTI. "I sent Rs 25 lakh for 2008 and 2009 and Rs 37 lakh for 2010 and Rs 25 lakh for 2011," he said, adding the additional funds of Rs 12 lakh in 2010 were required to give extra awards, for honouring families RTI activists who were murdered and travel costs of awardees.
"However, Kejriwal wrote to me in May 2011 that the Secretariat of the Foundation was busy in drafting Jan Lokpal Bill and that they would not be able to have the awards in 2011. He also asked me whether it was OK
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