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'So can we ask now, why Pulwama happened?': Twitteratis on BJP's source of funds

Meanwhile, Congress and other opposition parties are protesting against Electoral Bonds.

Friday November 22, 2019 10:31 PM, ummid.com News Network

BJP Income Sources

New Delhi: Twitter is on fire ever since news portal TheWire.in in a report claimed that the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has received donations from a company that is now being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for facilitating “terror funding".

"So can we ask now: Why #Pulwama happened? How the RDX reached the most secured place? Why the terrorist activities in Kashmir have drastically gone up under BJP? Exodus of Kashmir Pandits happened under VP Singh govt with BJP's support. Did BJP investigate?", Sanghamitra, filmmaker and writer who uses Twitter handler @AudaciousQuest_, wrote.

Sanghamitra's tweet was in response to TheWire.in report where it is claimed that RKW Developers Ltd, a company at the heart of a probe by the ED for carrying out transactions with and buying properties from the late Iqbal Memon alias Iqbal Mirchi – an accused in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts and a close aide of mafia boss Dawood Ibrahim – gave money to the ruling party, according to the BJP’s filings with the Election Commission.

A Twitter uses who claims to be a writer and uses handler @asgarhid wrote:

Reacting on the BJP income source report Twitter user Neha (@NehaKoppula) wrote: "BJP IT Cell man Dhruv Saxena along with 10 others arrested for helping ISI spy on Army. BJP IT Cell man Dhruv Saxena along with 10 others arrested for helping ISI spy on Army - Alt News."

Another Twitter user, Anu Devi (@Anudevi9999), wrote, "BJP takes donation from company accused of terror funding. BJP makes terrorism accused person, MP. BJP IT Cell members are caught spying for ISI. Meanwhile Modi ji: Mitron, Terrorism se mukti chahiye to BJP ko vote do."

“In 2014-15, RKW, which is associated with the beleaguered Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL), gave Rs 10 crore to the party” the report says, adding that this is the “highest donation given to the party from an individual company.”

By the evening, more than 32,000 messages and memes were posted on Twitter using the hash tag #PakistanFundsBJP.

PMC Bank Scam link

There is another interesting aspect to this case. The Wadhawan family, who are the promoters of RKW and DHFL also happens to be the same family whose members are being probed by the Mumbai Police’s Economic Offences Wing in connection with the Rs 4,355-crore Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank Scam, The Quint reported.

Pulwama attack coming just few months before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls had allegedly helped the BJP in galvanising support and polarising votes in its favour. Questions were then raised on the timing of the brutal attack, with Shankersinh Vaghela, former Gujarat Chief Minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader, claiming that the vehicle used in the attack had registration initial of Gujarat said the incident was a conspiracy by the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).

Protest against Electoral Bonds

Meanwhile, Congress and other opposition parties are protesting against Electoral Bonds.

"BJP's donation saga gets murkier - #Electoral Bond Scam to donations from accused of 'terror funding'! Why did BJP receive crores in donation from a Co. accused of buying properties of Iqbal Mirchi, a Dawood Ibrahim aide? Is this not 'treason' Mr Amit Shah?" Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

Earlier in the day, the party protested at Gandhi Statue and demanded that Prime Minister should break his silence on the issue. "Speak up Prime Minister," shouted Congress MPs who gathered near the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament with placards in hands reading "Rs 6,000 crore robbery".

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