Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicElectoral bonds

Topic: electoral bonds

5 yrs back, India ‘legalised’ political corruption. Now, the time to end secret funding is here

Nobody believed the BJP govt would keep its promise of further reforms to electoral funding. The real disappointment was the too-hot, leave-it-to-a-wiser-generation response of the SC.

India’s election campaign financing needs reforms. Electoral bonds not the answer

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‘Excise trouble, goons’: IFB Agro approves Rs 40 cr poll bonds to ease doing business in Bengal

IFB Agro has hinted at being intimidated in the past as well. It had also claimed that it had approved political contributions of up to Rs 25 cr in 2021-22.

Electoral bonds put over Rs 1,200 cr into parties’ kitties this poll season, govt data reveals

Bonds worth more than Rs 1,500 cr were sold in 2021. Figure was over Rs 5,000 cr in 2019, when general elections were held. No party-wise figures collated, says finance ministry.

Haridwar ‘Dharam Sansad’ with calls to ‘kill Muslims’ can’t be dismissed as fringe anymore

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Cash-mukt Congress soon? Data shows leadership crisis is not party’s only problem since 2014

Congress had the most funding between 2004 and 2013-14. But since Modi came to power, BJP has got 400% more funding than the opposition party.

Electoral bonds worth Rs 3,429 cr redeemed in 2019-20, over 87% received by 4 parties: ADR

The poll rights body said national parties that received the maximum income from donations or contributions include BJP, Congress, AITC, CPM and CPI.

Modi vs Mamata 2024 is an interesting idea but its time hasn’t yet come

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SC dismisses plea seeking stay on further sale of electoral bonds ahead of assembly polls

In its plea, the Association for Democratic Reforms claimed further sale of electoral bonds would increase illegal and illicit funding of political parties through shell companies.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.