New Delhi, The Congress on Friday charged the BJP with accepting donations from a firm accused of terror funding. “BJP’s ‘donation saga’ gets murkier. Electoral Bond Scam to donations from firm accused of ‘terror funding’, said AICC communication in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala in a series of tweets.
The Congress spokesperson asked, “Why did BJP receive crores in donation from a company accused of buying properties of Iqbal Mirchi, a Dawood Ibrahim aide? Is this not ‘treason’ Mr Amit Shah?”.
Mr Surjewala and the Congress party’s allegation came hours after a section of media reported that the BJP had received funds from certain companies, which are under investigation by the Enforcement Directorate. Referring to the allegation on Electoral Bonds, Mr Surjewla further asked, “Is it the government or the factory of lies”?
Sharing a news report which claimed that the then government had directed the State Bank of India to accept an expired bond to an unidentified political party, the Congress also alleged that the (then) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley violated anti-money laundering rules.
“The Finance Ministry convinced SBI to change its rules on expired bonds from 15 calendar days to 15 working days to accommodate “political representatives” looking to deposit expired bonds. The Finance Minister violated anti-money laundering rules”, the Congress tweeted.
Earlier in the day, members of Congress party protested outside Parliament over Electoral Bond issue and demanded a probe by Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into the matter.