Terming electoral bonds the "biggest scam of the decade", Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday said the person who did not donate to the BJP will be known to the party and if anyone will be completely in the dark, it is the people of India.
"Electoral Bonds are the biggest scam of the decade," he said in a tweet posted by his family on his behalf.
Mr Chidambaram, who is lodged in jail in alleged cases of corruption and money laundering, said purchasers will be known to the bank and, therefore, to the government.
"Donor will be known to the party (BJP) to which he donated. Donor who did not donate to the BJP will be known to the BJP. If anyone is completely in the dark it will be the people of India. Long live transparency!" the former finance minister said.
I have asked my family to tweet this on my behalf:— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) November 23, 2019
Electoral Bonds are the biggest scam of the decade.
Purchasers will be known to the Bank and, therefore, to the Government.
Donor will be known to the party (BJP) to which he donated.
A political row has erupted over the use of electoral bonds for donations to political parties, with the Congress terming them a "threat to democracy" because of anonymity about donors.
The BJP has said the bonds have curbed black money and ushered in honest and tax-paid money into political funding.