Electoral Bonds

BJP, Congress filed electoral bond details after May deadline

The CPM also failed to furnish the detail within the given time period as it furnished on June 8. 

published on : 31st August 2019

SBI refuses to disclose communication from RBI, government on electoral bonds, terms it 'personal info'

The bank also refused to give any details of action taken by it on such communications from the RBI and the government.

published on : 14th June 2019

BJP, Congress among parties yet to submit details to EC on electoral bonds

The State Bank of India in the 6th phase of sale had been authorised to issue and encash electoral bonds through its 29 authorised branches from November 1-10, 2018.

published on : 4th June 2019

SBI sold electoral bonds worth Rs 2256 crore in just 10 days, reveals RTI

In April, most electoral bonds were sold in Mumbai at Rs 694 crore, followed by Rs 417.31 crore in Kolkata, Rs 408.62 crore in New Delhi and Rs 338.07 crore in Hyderabad among other cities.

published on : 10th May 2019

Government curtails sale period of electoral bonds to five days

The Centre on Wednesday reduced the time period for sale of electoral bonds in the current month to five days instead of 10 days as was announced earlier.

published on : 2nd May 2019

BSP chief Mayawati blasts BJP after SC ruling on electoral bonds​​​​​​​

BSP supremo Mayawati tweeted that the BJP had suffered another major jolt and a shameful defeat in the apex court.

published on : 12th April 2019

Congress hails SC order on electoral bonds, says transparency in political funding must be adhered to

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi took a swipe at the BJP and said the judgement would bring out the 'nexus' between the saffron party and its 'suited-booted friends'.

published on : 12th April 2019

Electoral bonds okay but disclose all funding receipts to EC by May 30: Supreme Court

Political parties have to submit details of identity of donors, amount in account of donors by May 30 in sealed cover to the poll panel. 

published on : 12th April 2019

Supreme Court to decide on electoral bonds on Friday

During the hearing, the Centre and the Election Commission of India (ECI) took contrary stands in the Supreme Court over political funding.

published on : 12th April 2019

Electoral Bonds: Centre favours anonymity, but EC against

Making its submission in this regard to the apex court, the Centre justified why anonymity is a positive step in countering the flow of black money in the system.

published on : 10th April 2019

Electoral bonds aimed at checking use of black money in elections: Jaitley

Highlighting the problem of black money in elections, Jaitley said as per reports Rs 1,500 crore has been seized as a result of initiatives taken by the Election Commission and revenue authorities.

published on : 8th April 2019

SC refuses to grant interim stay on operation of electoral bonds, to take up matter on April 10

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for NGO Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), alleged that thousands of crore are anonymously being given to political parties.

published on : 5th April 2019

Centre opposes EC's stand in SC on electoral bonds; justifies issuing them

The BJP-led NDA government had announced electoral bonds in the earlier budget, claiming that the scheme would clean up political funding.

published on : 4th April 2019

Electoral bonds maybe defeating very purpose of clean political funding: EC to SC

Electoral bonds, introduced in 2018 to usher in a culture of clean political funding in the country, may be defeating the very purpose, according to the Election Commission of India. 

published on : 28th March 2019