Electoral Bonds
India  /  Published 21.11.19

Poll bond, PMO… mic switched off

Sonia Gandhi on Thursday led a Congress walkout from the Lok Sabha after the Speaker disconnected the microphone the moment a party MP mentioned the Prime Minister’s Office while flagging a growing ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.11.19

Electoral bonds have made corruption official: Congress

The Opposition Congress on Thursday raised in Lok Sabha the issue of electoral bonds, saying it has made corruption 'official'.Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Congress leader Manish Tewari said de...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.12.19

Supreme Court to hear poll bond stay plea

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear in January an NGO’s plea for a stay on the sale of electoral bonds, which grant anonymity to donors to political parties and were introduced in January ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.19

Why electoral bonds don't serve their purpose

It took more than two years after its official introduction for people to realize that the electoral bonds were not going to do away with the corrupt practices associated with political funding. The b...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 22.11.19

Electoral bonds controversy explained

Political parties need cash to fight an election and to have their candidates whizzing around the country and printing expensive brochures. That inevitably leads to seeking out donations and eventuall...
By Furquan Ameen


India  /  Published 05.06.19

Revealed: River of anonymous poll cash to Calcutta

Electoral bonds accounting for the maximum amount of political donations in India in May were sold in Calcutta, according to information accessed by a citizen through the Right to Information route.Of...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.04.19

On Rafale, electoral bonds, and transparency

Everyone, including the most democratically-minded, would agree that a government cannot be transparent about everything if it is to run the country. Otherwise, laws such as the Official Secrets Act w...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 06.04.19

SC refuses to grant stay on electoral bonds

The Supreme Court on Friday refrained from staying the issuance of electoral bonds by the NDA government but agreed to examine their legality on April 10.Advocate Prashant Bhushan — appearing for on...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.04.19

The sinister business of election funding

The State Bank of India has flung open a 20-day window from where an individual, acting singly or in concert with others, can buy electoral bonds and funnel cash to political parties. Purchasers of th...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 13.04.19

Parties must name donors but in covers

The Supreme Court on Friday directed all political parties to reveal the donations they had received in electoral bonds and the identities of the donors to the Election Commission in a sealed cover by...
By PTI in New Delhi


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