BJP outlines ways to clean up elections

The BJP has outlined a fool-proof system to clean up the electoral process by bringing in more transparency in raising funds and to curb the paid news syndrome.

Published: 27th June 2013 09:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2013 09:07 AM   |  A+A-

The BJP has outlined a fool-proof system to clean up the electoral process by bringing in more transparency in raising funds and to curb the paid news syndrome.

Senior BJP leaders met at senior party leader L K Advani’s residence on Wednesday to discuss several issues, before they are to present their official view to the Election Commission (EC).

The issues that came up for discussion include state funding of polls to curb black money, use of EVMs with paper trail and barring criminals from contesting elections. The BJP will present its comprehensive viewpoint to the EC before June 30.

The Law Commission has prepared a consultation paper on the issue of electoral reforms and invited suggestions from political parties and others on the issue. Advani has been in the forefront for curbing black moneyuse in elections. The party has been insisting on state funding of elections to keep a check on its use. 

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