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Electoral Bonds
India  /  Published 12.04.19

Supreme Court glare on anonymous poll bonds

If the identity of buyers of electoral bonds is not known, the government’s efforts to curtail black money in elections would be “futile”, the Supreme Court said on Thursday. The Narendra Modi g...
By PTI and Our Bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.01.20

Opaque bonds fill political kitty

Electoral bonds account for nearly two-thirds of the funds received by the seven parties that have reported accepting money through this route in their annual audit report for the 2018-19 fiscal.These...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.11.19

Poll bonds: What letters from RBI and BJP show

A senior BJP leader had written to then finance minister Arun Jaitley in August 2017, when the electoral bonds scheme was being discussed, suggesting that the instruments be issued without serial numb...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.11.19

Figures speak louder than finance ministry

The chart on the right shreds a key argument of the Narendra Modi government for turning down two recommendations made by the RBI on the Electoral Bond Scheme, about which skeletons are tumbling out n...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.11.19

Overruled: RBI on poll bonds

The Reserve Bank of India had advised the Narendra Modi government against introducing electoral bonds in the 2017-18 budget as the mechanism went against the professed goal of transparency and the pr...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

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India  /  Published 12.04.19

Political parties must submit electoral bonds receipts to EC: SC

The Supreme Court Friday directed all political parties to furnish receipts of electoral bonds and details of the identity of donors in a sealed cover to the Election Commission.In an interim order, t...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.06.19

Rs 1389-crore poll cash puzzle in Calcutta

The sale of electoral bonds worth Rs 370 crore in Calcutta in May was only the tip of an iceberg.The Calcutta Main Branch of the State Bank of India sold electoral bonds valued at Rs 1,389 crore betwe...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.01.20

BJP ignored RBI, ECI objections on electoral bonds: Congress

The Congress on Wednesday accused the government of ignoring Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Election Commission of India (ECI) objections on the electoral bonds scheme.Congress chief spokesperson Ran...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.01.20

SC seeks response from Centre, EC on plea on electoral bond scheme

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response of the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea seeking stay on the electoral bond scheme meant for funding political parties.The top court, however, re...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.11.19

Electoral bonds became instruments of anonymous donations: Congress

The Congress on Monday alleged that electoral bonds became instruments of anonymous donations bordering on 'opaque money laundering' and asked the Modi government to answer how many thousand crores we...
By PTI in New Delhi


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