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Electoral Bond Scheme


Parties get bonds worth Rs 695 crore for state polls

April 28, 2021 7:41 am

The Supreme Court had recently refused to stay the sales of electoral bonds ahead of the Assembly elections on a PIL filed by the NGO pertaining to funding of political parties and alleged lack of transparency.

Explained: Why the electoral bonds scheme has been challenged in Supreme Court

March 27, 2021 1:40 pm

Supreme Court has dismissed petitions seeking to stay the sale of fresh electoral bonds ahead of Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry. What are electoral bonds, and why were they challenged?

Explained: Why is the electoral bond scheme being opposed by transparency activists?

March 30, 2021 8:34 am

Electoral bond scheme: In less than three years of their introduction, by virtue of the anonymity they offer to donors, electoral bonds have become the most popular route of donation.

Supreme Court refuses to stay poll bond scheme

January 21, 2020 3:40 am

Turning down the request, the CJI Bobde observed that if a similar plea for stay had been argued earlier and rejected, there was no question of ordering the stay now.

SC refuses interim stay on electoral bonds, seeks Centre, EC response within 2 weeks

January 20, 2020 12:06 pm

The plea claims that the Electoral Bond Scheme, 2018, has opened the floodgates of unlimited corporate donations to political parties and anonymous financing by Indian as well as foreign companies that can have serious repercussions on democracy in the country.

Will consider hearing poll bond plea in January: Supreme Court

December 05, 2019 2:24 am

“We will see in January,” a bench of Chief Justice of India S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant told Advocate Prashant Bhushan.