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20/11/2019 1:08 PM IST

Electoral Bonds: Twitter Brings Out Its Finest Memes To Troll Modi

People took to Twitter to troll the Narendra Modi government for lying to the Parliament and the EC over electoral bonds before state elections.

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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. 

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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: 

People also took the help of Bollywood dialogues and scenes to express how bizarre the entire thing was. 

 

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. 

You can read the first part of #PaisaPolitics here, second part here, and the third part here.