Congress alleges lack of transparency in electoral bond, stages walkout in Lok Sabha
New Delhi : On the fourth day of Winter Session of the Parliament, an intense debate over the electoral bond was seen with the Opposition staging a walkout and alleging that there is lack of transparency in the electoral bond.
Congress leader Manish Tewari raised the issue in Lok Sabha and claimed that the decision has institutionalised ‘government corruption’.
The Congress raised the issue during the Zero Hour after the party protested on the issue in the morning when the Lower House of Parliament met for the day.
“I want to draw the attention of the House towards electoral bonds. The electoral bond scheme was limited to elections. RTI in 2018 revealed that the government overruled Reserve Bank of India on electoral bonds,” Congress leader Manish Tewari said in Lok Sabha.
Congress MP Manish Tewari in Lok Sabha: I want to draw the attention of the House towards electoral bonds. The electoral bond scheme was limited to elections. RTI in 2018 reveled that government overruled Reserve Bank of India on electoral bonds. pic.twitter.com/URRwEqOppc— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2019
The Opposition also alleged that there were several warnings from the RBI and Election Commission over it but the Central government went ahead with the electoral bonds.
“It has institutionalised government corruption. The name of the donor is not known. The money given is not known. To whom it is given is not known,” Tewari alleged.
After raising serious concern over the matter, the Congress staged a walkout from Lok Sabha.