Congress calls electoral bonds “pre-paid, post-paid” bribe scheme

“Out of the total Rs 543 crore donations by shell companies, the BJP alone received Rs 419 crore from 16 shell firms,” Jairam disclosed.

Analysis of data released by the Election Commission of India indicates that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party received Rs 6,060 crore in electoral bonds since April 2019.

Among the 487 donors, the top 10 contributors alone contributed Rs 2,119 crore, constituting 35 per cent of the total funds received, marking the highest amount among all political parties.

The senior Congress leader also claimed that four patterns of blatant corruption were taking place under the electoral bonds schemes namely 1) pre-paid bribe 2) post-paid bribe 3) extortion and 4) shell companies.

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