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Never forget: This 'nationalist' government has allowed foreign funding to political parties AND allowed donations to be anonymous through electoral bonds.
Have made it a habit to remind all my OTT BJP supporting friends and family about this. Every chance I get.

Please do the same. We've been collectively betrayed.
Even the outgoing Election Commission Chief has expressed his concerns about the shadiness that Electoral Bonds have enabled.

This can prove to be a bigger and nastier scam than Rafale, that too spread across all parties!
economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-…
Whattay surprise... NOT.

BJP has bagged 95% of total electoral bonds sold, which comes to 220 crore. And this was just the first tranch.

According to the report Rs 600 cr worth bonds have been sold which haven't reflected in the account books yet!
economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-…
If you want context about this whole thing 👆allow me to give you stuff to read below. It's a long story I've been tracking for a while.

It begins in 2014, right before last general elections. 👇
BJP, INC and other parties got together.
Conveniently.
newslaundry.com/2016/10/24/fcr…
So yeah, in 2016, the FCRA rules were altered through the Finance Bill to allow foreign donations to political parties.

Then came the Finance Bill 2017 which introduced Electoral Bonds -- An anonymous way to give monies to parties.
newslaundry.com/2017/03/23/fin…
Electoral Bonds are being positioned as a 'clean' instrument to get more white money into politics. Yeah. Great marketing.

Well, there's a lot more to it than that.
thewire.in/politics/jaitl…
If you don't want to read all that, I have an explainor video for you!

This is what Electoral Bonds are:
Our story is not over yet.

Along comes 2018 where they decided to, well... make it worse. Finance Bill 2018 retrospectively legalized foreign funding to parties from 1976!

42 YEARS!

Here's a blow by blow account of how that went down.
newslaundry.com/2018/03/14/fin…
If you're feeling ultra-lazy & don't want to read any of the above articles, here is the ENTIRE story explained in a video.

3 finance bills, 2 retrospective amendments & a shady instrument called electoral bonds. And nobody really objected to this crap.
So glad a news channel has decided to pick up the electoral bonds issue and highlight it!

@fayedsouza 🖖
Such fraud arguments given by a deceptive Gormint. -_-

Read this by @poonamjourno.
bloombergquint.com/politics/lok-s…
This is NOT an exaggeration: Our democracy has been auctioned off to the highest bidders.

Ye Bik Gayi Hai Gormint.
Literally.
bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-…
April 2 is the day to look out for!

ADR has also asked for a stay in sale of Electoral bonds since it's so close to the elections.
livelaw.in/top-stories/sc…
This is HUGE.

Even the EC is getting worried.
Thought it would be a good idea to condense ALL of this 👆information into one video and provide some more context to it.

How are elections in India funded?
What do political parties & individual candidates get in return?
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