Why is BJP Not Disclosing How Much it Received in Electoral Bonds?

More than Rs 4,500 crore out of Rs 6,000 crore in electoral bonds may have gone to a single party –– the BJP.

Published22 Nov 2019, 11:23 AM IST
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Rs 6,000 crore worth of electoral bonds were sold in the Financial Year 2018-19.
Annual audit reports filed by national and state political parties to the Election Commission and analysed by The Quint show that more than Rs 4,500 crore worth of electoral bonds could have gone to a single political party –– the ruling BJP.

Today, I am joined by Poonam Agarwal, the editor of Investigation at The Quint, who has been investigating the electoral bonds scheme since it was introduced.

The Quint was the first media house to break this story and has been tracking it continuously for nearly two years now. And Poonam is the one who has analysed the annual audit reports, and is here to tell us all about it.

So, electoral bonds were introduced as a way to maintain a political donor’s anonymity, but we at The Quint have found that they were far from anonymous and could be easily tracked because they had hidden numbers on them, which were ONLY visible under ultraviolet light.

Listen as Poonam breaks it down on this episode of The Big Story.

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