Stepping up its attack on the BJP government over the electoral bonds issue, the Congress party has sought an inquiry by a joint parliamentary committee into these “opaque” donations.
Addressing a press conference , Congress leader Manish Tewari said the party will continue to raise the issue in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha as it considers it to be a “threat to democracy”.
Raising concern over the issuance of electoral bonds which were originally limited to LS Elections (overruling opposition from RBI & ECI), brought to the fore the issue of corruption and the inherent loopholes in the amendments made in 2017 to the electoral bond scheme. pic.twitter.com/yaHdYkA4Qp
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) November 21, 2019
The party also sought an early decision on the issue by the Supreme Court on the legality of these bonds.
Rahul Gandhi , former Congress president to had tweeted about the lectoral bonds and slammed the Modi government earlier.
In “New” India, bribes & illegal commissions are called Electoral Bonds. https://t.co/mYl5OxcVLU
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 18, 2019