Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Office allowed the illegal sale of electoral bonds to gather funds to fight six critical state elections in 2018, HuffPost India reported today.
The story, the latest in our five-part investigation into electoral bonds and the role of dark money in Indian politics, built on earlier scoops that the finance ministry pushed through electoral bonds despite reservations expressed by the Reserve Bank of India and the Election Commission of India that it would harmful for the Indian democracy.
While the Opposition leaders including Jairam Ramesh, Kapil Sibal, Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Sitaram Yechury have criticised the government over the issue, the Modi government has not yet responded to the series of stories published by Huffpost India.
However, Twitter users are calling out the Narendra Modi government with memes and jokes.
Here’s what people are saying:
Modi Ji trying to curb corruption while introducing illgeal electoral bonds. pic.twitter.com/F8wP68ym4Z— Harshvardhan Agrawal (@Harsh_humour) November 20, 2019
RBI: We can't allow Electoral Bonds.— Suppandi (@Suppandi6) November 20, 2019
People also took the help of Bollywood dialogues and scenes to express how bizarre the entire thing was.
Original #Bollywood dialogue: Jaani, hum jahan khade ho jaatey hain, line wahin se shuru hoti hai!#SupremeLeader version: Mitron, whatever I say becomes the rule of law, legalities be damned!#CorruptionLegitimised #ElectoralBonds #बेनामी_बॉंड #पार्टी_फंड #चुनावी_चंदा https://t.co/XRPrkKLbOd— Rakesh Sharma (@rakeshfilm) November 20, 2019
People also channeled their inner Greta Thunberg to express anger.
But it didn’t just stop there.
People also used BJP’s election slogan to call out the government.
Cats were employed to put the point across
Others pointed out how the BJP has used social media and its followers to divert attention from important issues.
Whenever BJP gets cornered, they rake up an issue to divert the minds of the people with the help of Bhakts— Bhartiya Socrates (@ind_pol_noob) November 20, 2019
Now, they are being questioned on #ElectoralBonds
Bhakts: JNU! JNU! JNU!
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.