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Only 5% unrecognised parties filed contribution details, finds ADR report

A total of 1,737 parties were listed as unrecognised parties in 2014-15, out of which only 106 or 6 per cent submitted their contribution statements to the ECI. Their total declared income from voluntary contributions was Rs 6.86 crore.

Samajwadi Party richest among 32 regional parties in 2016-17: ADR

In its observations, the ADR said, the most common and popular source of income for regional parties across 2015-16 and 2016-17 are grant, donations, contributions, gross receipts and interest income.


BJP lawmakers top the list in hate speech related cases: ADR

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked BJP leaders to refrain from making "irresponsible" statements, saying such comments hurt the party's image.

Association for Democratic Reforms report: 48 MP, MLAs have declared cases of crime against women

Giving party-wise details, the report said that BJP has the highest number of MPs and MLAs, followed by Shiv Sena and Trinamool Congress who have declared cases related to crime against women.

Justice J Chelameswar suggests changes in the Alternate Dispute Resolution system

Justice Chelameswar indicated that parties to a legal dispute whose case is weak many times act shrewdly and indulge in multiple litigation to keep the matter on since it is beneficial to them.

230 crorepatis, 114 with criminal cases in fray: ADR

The data also shows that 62 candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs 10 crore.


Party planning

Major political parties still deal in large sums of unaccounted money in cash.

One of every 3 candidates has a criminal case: ADR

As many as 12 candidates have cases related to murder registered against them.

NEW, ADR urge Modi to keep his word on 'clean' governance

NEW urged Modi that he should refrain from assigning portfolios to any MP that would pose a conflict of interest with his/her business interest.

In election season, Google launches tool for voters

Twitter is also calling it the country’s first Twitter election on the grounds that candidates, journalists and citizens have been using the Twitter platform extensively to discover elections content.