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Electoral bonds


DMK, YSRCP reported highest income among regional parties: ADR report

May 28, 2022 1:09 pm

The total income of the top five parties amounted to Rs 434.255 crore, which comprised 82.03% of the total income of the political parties analysed, collectively, the report revealed.

No polls, no problem for donors: Parties get Rs 648.48 crore of electoral bonds in April

May 01, 2022 11:27 pm

Political parties encashed bonds worth Rs 9,836 crore since 2018

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.

Will hear petition against electoral bond scheme: CJI Ramana

April 06, 2022 1:47 am

Chief Justice of India N V Ramana told Advocate Prashant Bhushan, who mentioned the matter Tuesday, that the court would have heard it earlier had it not been for Covid-19. “We will hear it,” the CJI said.

Assembly polls: Electoral bonds worth over Rs 1200 crore sold by SBI in Jan, reveals RTI

February 04, 2022 10:57 pm

The scheme that began in 2018 enables Indian citizens or companies to buy bonds from 29 SBI branches in denominations of either Rs 1,000, Rs 10,000, Rs 1 lakh, Rs 10 lakh and Rs 1 crore to be used as anonymous donations to political parties.

Rs 614 crore electoral bonds sold in October

October 27, 2021 6:25 am

While bonds worth Rs 200 crore were sold by the SBI's Kolkata main branch, bonds worth Rs 195 crore were sold by the bank's Chennai branch. This was followed by SBI’s Hyderabad branch, which sold bonds worth Rs 140 crore.

In 2019-20, BJP got 75% of poll bonds sold, Congress just 9%

August 10, 2021 10:14 am

In just three years of their introduction in early 2018, by virtue of the anonymity they offer to donors, electoral bonds have edged out all other routes of political funding for almost all major political parties.

Parties get Rs 150.51 crore via electoral bonds in July; over half from SBI Kolkata branch

August 02, 2021 11:57 pm

As much as Rs 126 crore bonds were of the face value of Rs 1 crore each and Rs 23.60 crore bonds were of the face value of Rs 10 lakh each, SBI said.

In a first, electoral trust declares donation of Rs 3 crore through electoral bonds

June 23, 2021 8:07 pm

The Trust hasn’t revealed the names of the political parties that received this money, citing anonymity guaranteed under the electoral bond scheme.

In a first, JMM discloses electoral bond details: Rs 1 crore from Hindalco

April 19, 2021 7:59 am

Headed by former Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren, the state party, in its contribution report for the financial year 2019-20 submitted to the Election Commission (EC), has revealed that it received Rs 1 crore from Hindalco Industries Limited through an electoral bond.