In this investigative article, see how our featured columnist Tharun Thatikonda debunks the claim of BJP that it paid an unpaid bill of Oil bonds worth Rs. 1.3 lakh Crore . An investigation into the budget reports clearly show that NDA government paid only Rs. 43,725 Crore. (Repayment: Rs. 3,500 Crore and Interest payment: Rs. 40,225 Crore). Also, this payment amounts to only 6% of the total excise duty (a whopping amount of Rs. 7,49,485 Crore) collected by Government of India during the NDA tenure.