Ford Foundation of Sonia’s Italian village: Donation to Kejriwal who never utter against Sonia?
India TV reported and Kejriwal himself admitted that his NGO received donation from Ford Foundation. Ford Motor factory is by the side of Italian village where Sonia Gandhi born and live and still owned house there. Is this also one of the reasons for not uttering a single word by Kejriwal against Sonia Gandhi?
Prashant Bhushan is a political partner of Arvind KejriwalJi. Prashant BhshanJi famous for filing PILs. Why shall a single PIL be not filed against Vadra, son in law of Sonia Gandhi?
9/1/13 India TV >> Kejriwal Admits, His NGO Took Money From Ford Foundation 2 Years Back
Sunday, 1 September, 2013
Kejriwal Admits, His NGO Took Money From Ford
Foundation 2 Years Back
New Delhi, Aug 31: RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal has admitted that the NGO Kabir he runs along with
Manish Sisodia, did receive funds from the New York-based Ford Foundation, but pointed out that it had
stopped about two years ago.
In an interview to Sreelatha Menon Of Business Standard, Kejriwal dubbed as “baseless” the questions
being raised about interests of US bankrolling the anti-corruption agitation led by Anna Hazare.
While admitting that Kabir received funds from Ford Foundation two years ago, Kejriwal asked: “How can
you linked that to what is being done now?”
“If Ford Foundation is bad, then ban it,” he said.
It was “preposterous” to say Magsaysay awardees will further any American agenda just because the
Magsaysay Foundation has US funding. “I don’t know who funds Magsaysay.”
If every beneficiary of the Ford Foundation fund was furthering a US interest, then IIM Bangalore dean
Trilochan Shastri who started Association for Democratic Reforms with IIM alumni “too must be doing
that”, he added, cynically.
Ford Foundation India too denied allegations that it was propping the anti-graft movement. Its
representative, Steven Solnick, said the Foundation’s last instalment to Kabir was in 2010. “Our first grant
to the NGO was of $1,72,000 in 2005 ; the second was in 2008 of $1,97,000,” he told Business Standard.
“Both were exclusively for work on Right to Information Act and on training people how to use it,” he said.
The Foundation had agreed to give the NGO a grant this year. “But they told us that they have not been
able to begin any work. Hence, the money was not given.”
Solnick said it was not correct to say that Ford Foundation was trying to influence Magsaysay awardees
“Our grant to Magsaysay Foundation was as early as 15 years ago. It was for a specific purpose. That both
Kiran Bedi (of Team Anna) and Kejriwal are awardees is a coincidence.”
He denied the notion that the Magsaysay awards, funded by the 1936-founded Ford Foundation, is like an
extension of the US government.
“It is as wrong to say so as to say that the Nobel prize is an extension of the explosives industry of Alfred
Nobel,” he added.
The $11 -billion-dollar charity of the foundation is for separate organisations including research
organisations. “That does not mean we are trying to manipulate research in India,” he noted.
Sonia Gandhi (Antonia Maino) was born to Stefano and Paola Maino in Contrada Màini (“Maini quarter/district”), at Lusiana. Italian Ford factory is nearer to her village of Italy and she was also earned handsome salary being a technician and director of Maruti Udhyog but she doesn’t own any car I India.
Sonia Gandhi spent her adolescence in Orbassano, a town near Turin, being raised in a traditional Roman Catholic family and attending a Catholic school. Her father, Stefano Maino, was a building mason, who owned a small construction business in Orbassano. Stefano fought against the Soviet military alongside Hitler’s Wehrmacht on the eastern front in World War II, he called himself a loyal supporter of Benito Mussolini and Italy’s National Fascist Party He died in 1983. Her mother and two sisters still live around Orbassano. Due to the follower of Mussolini, Maino remained in the prison of Russia. There Maino was attracted to the Russian culture. And due to that he kept his three daughters Russian name. So Antonia Maino become Sonia and after marriage Sonia Gandhi. Up to marriage Sonia wear short skirt as her mother still comes few times in India with wearing short skirt. Sonia Gandhi’s father never came in India because he was not happy to see the marriage of her daughter with Rahul Gandhi.
* Ford Motor Company (also known as simply Ford) is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903
January 13, 2014 · by Prof Vaidyanathan · in NGOs/FCRA · 4 Comments
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