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Congress to raise electoral bond, breach-of-privilege issues in Parliament

P Radhakrishnan was the Minister of State for Finance back then

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

File photo of Gaurav Gogoi
File photo of Gaurav Gogoi

The Congress will raise the electoral bonds issue in the ensuing session and also move a breach of privilege motion against the then minister of state for finance for lying in the House, party spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Briefing mediapersons here, he said the Modi government had found out a new money laundering route through "electoral bonds" with the help of corporates.

As the "democracy is danger", now the Congress members would raise the issue in the current winter session of and also move a "breach of privilege" motion against the minister concerned for lying to the House multiple times, Gogoi said.

P Radhakrishnan was the Minister of State for Finance back then, however, Gogoi did not take his name.

To expose the commissions and omissions of the government and its mismanagement on the economic front-- 'Bharat Bachao Andolan' would be organised on December 14 in Delhi, he said.

Another party spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said the government ignored all the objections of the Election Commission and the RBI on political funding and implemented the scheme which has "only benefitted the ruling BJP".

First Published: Tue, November 19 2019. 19:01 IST