NEW DELHI: Former MP from Rajya Sabha Ambeth Rajan on Thursday urged the Election Commission for an effective implementation of verification of members of political parties through Aadhar Card.
In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, Mr Rajan said that in recent years, number of claims relating to misuse of public funds in name of bogus members. Conversion of received black money into white money by political parties have been raised by many political parties. But no effective steps have been taken in this direction till date.
"In order to curb this menace, it is required that every political party who claims some person as its member shall also provide Aadhar card of that person dully verified and maintained by the said political party on the website maintained by your office," the Ex-MP said.
Rajan added that if Aadhar verification and update of same is taken by any office on its website against each party, a huge amount of public and black money transaction by political parties can be curbed.