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Association for Democratic Reforms


Court must settle challenge to the electoral bonds scheme quickly. The sanctity of elections is at stake

April 11, 2022 9:11 am

The electoral bonds scheme was first mentioned in 2017 when then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented it as a way to reform electoral funding in the country.

BJP declared assets worth Rs 4,847 crore in 2019-20: ADR

January 29, 2022 5:14 am

🔴 Among seven national parties, BSP was ranked second at assets worth Rs 698.33 crore, followed by Congress (Rs 588.16 crore).

In Goa, a season of defections

January 20, 2022 9:44 am

🔴 Coomi Kapoor writes: The Association for Democratic Reforms reckons that in the outgoing legislature’s five-year term, 67 per cent of the 40 members switched sides.

ADR report: Over 55% donations to regional parties from ‘unknown’ sources, most via electoral bonds

November 12, 2021 11:59 am

While the total donations received by 25 regional parties in FY 2019-20 added up to Rs 803.24 crore, Rs 445.7 crore was attributed to “unknown” sources, the report said.

83 per cent Lok Sabha MPs are 'crorepatis', 33 per cent have criminal cases: ADR report

March 28, 2019 9:15 pm

ADR Report 2019: "Out of the 521 Sitting MPs analysed, 430 (83 pc) are crorepatis. While 227 of them are from BJP, 37 are from Congress, 29 from AIADMK, among others," the report said.

National parties made Rs 1,293 crore, half of it from unknown sources

January 24, 2019 10:24 am

In their IT returns, political parties are not required to reveal the name of individuals or organisations donating less than Rs 20,000, nor those who donate via electoral bonds, as a result of which the source of these funds cannot be identified.

Lawmakers and law-breakers

July 02, 2014 11:46 am

Why crime data on legislators and electoral candidates must be carefully unpacked.

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

May 24, 2014 3:09 pm

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.

1 in four new MLAs is a crime accused

December 24, 2013 3:54 am

Most legislators with criminal charges are of BJP.

Commoners to take on crorepatis in Surat-West bypoll on December 4

November 29, 2013 4:44 am

A 54-year-old slum-dweller and a real-estate broker are among the 10 independent candidates,who will take on the “might” of Congress crorepati Dalpat Patel.