electoral bond

Over 96 per cent of TMC's income came from electoral bonds in 2021-22: Audit report

The report, which was released on Friday, stated that out of a total income of Rs 545.74 crore of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in 2021-22, as much as Rs 528.14 crore came from electoral bonds.

published on : 7th January 2023

Supreme Court to hear pleas against electoral bonds scheme in last week of Jan

Other petitions also challenged the orders passed by the government from time to time allowing political parties to obtain funds from other sources including corporate. 

published on : 16th December 2022

Electoral bonds to open for sale on December 5

The issuance date of bonds coincides with the second phase of the Gujarat assembly election, which is scheduled on December 5.

published on : 4th December 2022

BJP govt legitimised ‘bribes’ from corporate firms via electoral bonds: KS Alagiri

The BJP is using its power to take advantage of these electoral bond fundraisers

published on : 29th November 2022

SC to hear pleas challenging Electoral Bond Scheme on December 6

Electoral bonds have been pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties as part of efforts to bring transparency in political funding.

published on : 22nd November 2022

Supreme Court to hear plea on electoral bond plan amendment

Considering counsel’s contention, the CJI said, “We’ll list the matter and it’ll come up.”

published on : 15th November 2022

Electoral bonds amendment sparks row as opposition calls it poll code breach

The Centre also declared that the sale of electoral bonds under the 23rd tranche will take place through 29 authorised branches of State Bank of India from November 9- 15.

published on : 10th November 2022

CEC urged to intervene in matter of electoral bonds

Ex-energy secretary writes to CEC on Finance Ministry notification

published on : 9th November 2022

In theatre of the absurd, life and corruption go as usual

When was the last time any prominent ruling party politician of any state or Central ministry resigned on moral grounds, let alone was tried and convicted for corruption?

published on : 6th November 2022

95 per cent donations through electoral bonds going to BJP: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan CM accused BJP of  "threatening" corporates, who wish to donate to Congress and other political parties. Gehlot also claimed AAP was "controlling" the media through money.

published on : 29th October 2022

Electoral bond scheme is 'transparent': Centre tells SC 

The system of electoral bonds was introduced by way of a money bill by amendments in the Finance Act and the Representation of Peoples Act.

published on : 14th October 2022

SC to examine on Dec 6 if pleas against electoral bond scheme need scrutiny by larger bench

The Association for Democratic Reforms and the CPI(M) in their petitions argued that the electoral bond scheme had opened floodgates to unlimited corporate donations to parties.

published on : 14th October 2022

Supreme Court to begin hearing on electoral bonds scheme today

After months, the Supreme Court will hear the case filed by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) related to the anonymous electoral bonds scheme on Friday. 

published on : 14th October 2022

BJP's income through electoral bonds falls

In its annual audit report for the financial year 2020-21 filed with the Election Commission on May 21, the BJP has shown its total expenditure at Rs 620.39 crore and receipts at Rs 752.33 crore.

published on : 3rd June 2022

SC to hear PIL challenging electoral bond scheme for political parties

The court took note of the submissions of lawyer Prashant Bhushan, appearing for PIL petitioner NGO, 'Association for Democratic Reforms', that the issue was 'critical' and needed an urgent hearing.

published on : 5th April 2022

May not be able to hear PIL against Electoral Bond scheme before Dussehra break: SC

The application had claimed that so far more than Rs 6,500 crore worth of electoral bonds have been sold with the majority of donations going to the ruling party.

published on : 4th October 2021