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Electoral bonds govt's instruments of 'opaque money laundering': Congress

"RTI reveals how 'electoral bonds' became instruments of anonymous donations bordering on opaque 'money laundering'," Surjewala said in a tweet.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi. Photo: ANI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi. Photo: ANI

The Congress on Monday alleged that electoral bonds became instruments of anonymous donations bordering on "opaque money laundering" and asked the Modi government to answer how many thousand crores were received by the ruling BJP through them.

Congress' chief spokesperson cited a media report, which claimed that the government, in a bid to seek "secretive funds", "overruled" the on the issue of introducing electoral bonds.

"RTI reveals how 'electoral bonds' became instruments of anonymous donations bordering on opaque 'money laundering'," Surjewala said in a tweet.

"Will the Modi Govt answer -- 1. How many thousand crores of bonds issued? 2. How many thousand crores received by BJP? 3. The 'Quid Pro Quo'?" he asked.

First Published: Mon, November 18 2019. 14:25 IST
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