We come across this Gandhi kannahhu or Gandhi account, when one try to write off dues from some one or some amount spent could be exactly categorized.
Why such a greatman's name is dragged for this accounting? some search to
find out more on this, is found in Madras Tamil or Madras Bhasha. It quotes:
Gandhi kannakku means Fraudulent accounting.
Before 1947, when India was fighting against British occupation, companies
and individuals often included Contribution to Freedom movement as an item
in accounting statements. Most often accounting statements would not tally
because management funneled money out. Contribution to Gandhi's freedom
movement provided an excellent means to account for the missing money.
Hence the term Gandhi Kanakku. One should apologize to Mahatma Gandhi as
this term brings a small amount of disrepute to him, for no fault of his!!!