How the ‘corruption’ narrative prevents meaningful dialogue on reforming political funding in India

[ad_1] Ten years ago, the current Bharatiya Janata Party-led government came to power in the wake of widespread corruption allegations against the previous government, the anti-corruption movement led by activist Anna Hazare and the demand to appoint a Lokpal –...

Will bring back electoral bonds after wider consultations, says Nirmala Sitharaman

[ad_1] Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday that the Bharatiya Janata Party will bring back electoral bonds, declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, in some form after wider consultations if voted back to power in the Lok Sabha...

Reform political funding

[ad_1] Instead of attacking the opposition, PM Modi must make candid introspection on why the electoral bond scheme was scrapped by the apex court Published Date - 17 April 2024, 11:54 PM   No country can expect to have free...

At least 20 companies bought poll bonds within three years of incorporation, violated law: Report

[ad_1] At least 20 companies violated the law by purchasing electoral bonds within three years of incorporation, The Hindu reported on Wednesday.Section 182 of the Companies Act, 2013, bars companies that have been in existence for less than three financial...

Electoral bonds: Black money for political parties remains the elephant in the room

[ad_1] Following the battle in the Supreme Court to get the State Bank of India to reveal data about electoral bonds in a manner that allowed donors to be matched with the political parties that received them, it is clear...

Those ‘dancing over’ electoral bonds data are going to repent, says PM Narendra Modi

[ad_1] Those “dancing over” the electoral bonds data and taking pride in it are going to repent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed in an interview on Sunday.“Tell me what have we done that I should see as a setback,” the...

The relentless energy of amateur online sleuths

[ad_1] Pray for a life without plot, a day without narrative,” wrote the poet Derek Walcott. The week like this last one would make that advice appealing even to the non-religious and adventurous. From the data trove about the apparently...

Adhir praises economist Parakala Prabhakar for his views on electoral bonds

[ad_1] <!-- --> Chowdhury also came down heavily on the BJP government at the Centre saying that "electoral bonds were a systematic way to extort money". Published Date - 28 March 2024, 11:45 PM File Photo ...

Renewable energy firm donated Rs 13 crore to BRS before bagging motorsport event in Telangana

[ad_1] Renewable energy group Greenko donated at least Rs 13 crore to the Bharat Rashtra Samithi through electoral bonds, new data released by the Election Commission of India on March 21 has revealed.The group purchased the electoral bonds through several...

Money trail in Delhi liquor policy case leads to BJP, alleges Aam Aadmi Party

[ad_1] Delhi Finance Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi on Saturday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party took donations in the form of electoral bonds from companies linked to the Delhi excise policy case.She alleged that the money trail...
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