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    BJP says electoral bonds brought in clean money in politics; Congress calls it 'threat to democracy'

    BJP says electoral bonds brought in clean money in politics

    NEW DELHI: Hitting back at the Congress over the issue of electoral bonds, the BJP said on Thursday "the alliance of the defeated and the dejected corrupt politicians" do not want clean, tax-paid transparent money to fund elections.
    "Electoral bonds brought in honest money in electoral politics. People who are revolting against electoral bonds have grown used to black money and believe in its usage during elections," senior BJP leader and Union minister Piyush Goyal said while addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here.
    On the Election Commission's recommendation, the Narendra Modi government banned cash donations above Rs 2,000, he said.
    Earlier today, stepping up its attack on the Union government over the electoral bonds issue, the Congress sought an inquiry by a joint parliamentary committee into these "opaque" donations.
    The party also sought an early decision on the issue by the Supreme Court on the legality of these bonds.
    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".

    Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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