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Photograph of the event shared by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh

Opposition Resolves To Fight Against 'Misuse' Of EVMs And Media

Congress leader Digvijay Singh said he did not trust EVMs as people couldn't be sure where their vote went.

13 August 2022

Disclosure Of Reports On Electoral Bonds Not In Public Interest: CIC Dismisses Plea

Central Information Commission, while dismissing a plea to disclose SBI and RBI reports on electoral bonds noted that there appears to be "no public interest" in further prolonging the matter as there is no substance in the...


Some People Have Issue With Anything Done To Ensure Transparency: PM Modi's Dig At Opposition Over Electoral Bonds

Narendra Modi's remarks were his first since the issue of electoral bonds snowballed into a political flashpoint following a report that RBI and the Election Commission had reservations against the bonds but were overruled...


Govt Approves Sale Of Electoral Bonds From July 1-10

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

30 June 2022

It’s Time To Junk The Electoral Bond

Not only do the electoral bonds subvert financial transparency by allowing anonymous donors, foreign powers could use them to fund political campaigns of Indian parties.


Electoral Bonds Issue 'Not Important Enough To Set Aside Business', RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu Tells Congress

Opposition parties sought to raise the issue of electoral bonds in Rajya Sabha but were not allowed by the Chair.

22 November 2019

Government Approves 19th Tranche Of Electoral Bonds; Sale Opens On January 1

The sale of the first batch of electoral bonds took place from March 1-10, 2018. The 18th tranche of bond sale took place from September 1 to September 10, 2021.

31 December 2021

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'Speak Up Prime Minister': Cong Demands Answers From PM Modi Over Electoral Bonds

The Congress has been raising the issue of electoral bonds describing it as a 'big scam' in Parliament right from the start of the winter session.

22 November 2019

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21 November 2019
'Defeated, Dejected, Corrupt Politicians Opposing Electoral Bonds': BJP Hits Back At Opposition

'Defeated, Dejected, Corrupt Politicians Opposing Electoral Bonds': BJP Hits Back At Opposition

Earlier in the day, Congress raised the issue of electoral bonds in the Lok Sabha, alleging the Centre went ahead with the scheme despite the reservations...


18 November 2019
'Instruments Of Anonymous Donations': Congress Raises Questions On Electoral Bonds

'Instruments Of Anonymous Donations': Congress Raises Questions On Electoral Bonds

Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala cited a media report, which claimed that the government, in a bid to seek 'secretive funds' overrules the RBI...


10 May 2019
Electoral Bonds Worth Rs 3,622 Crore Sold In March And April: RTI

Electoral Bonds Worth Rs 3,622 Crore Sold In March And April: RTI

The SBI, in response to an RTI application, said electoral bonds worth Rs 1365.69 crore were sold in March, which shot up by 65.21 per cent in April to Rs...


14 April 2019
Parties Got 99.8 % Donations Through Electoral Bonds Of Rs 10 lakh, Rs 1 Crore Donations: RTI

Parties Got 99.8 % Donations Through Electoral Bonds Of Rs 10 lakh, Rs 1 Crore Donations: RTI

Electoral bonds were sold by the State Bank of India (SBI) in seven tranches. They were sold in five denominations of Rs 1,000, Rs 10,000, Rs 1 lakh, Rs 10...


16 April 2019
Supreme Court Order On Electoral Bonds Deceptive, Says Petitioner

Supreme Court Order On Electoral Bonds Deceptive, Says Petitioner

The apex court on Friday directed all political parties to submit full details on political donors and contributions made through electoral bonds in sealed...


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12 April 2019
Electoral Bonds: Supreme Court Directs Parties To Submit Details Of Donations To Election Commission

Electoral Bonds: Supreme Court Directs Parties To Submit Details Of Donations To Election Commission

The Supreme Court on Friday directed all political parties to the donation that they have received by means of electoral bonds to the election commission fo...


12 April 2019
Not Voters' Concern To Know Where Money Comes From: Govt Tells SC On Electoral Bonds. Verdict Today

Not Voters' Concern To Know Where Money Comes From: Govt Tells SC On Electoral Bonds. Verdict Today

The BJP-led Union government and the Election Commission had on Wednesday taken contrary stands in the Supreme Court over political funding with former wanting...


08 April 2019
Electoral Bonds Legitimate, Transparent Method Of Political Funding: Arun Jaitley

Electoral Bonds Legitimate, Transparent Method Of Political Funding: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the BJP preferred legitimate methods like crowd sourcing, cheque and electoral bonds over 'the old obsolete style' of...


07 April 2019
Electoral Bonds Have Legalised Crony Capitalism: Ex-Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi

Electoral Bonds Have Legalised Crony Capitalism: Ex-Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi

The electoral bonds scheme of Narendra Modi government has legalised and legitimised "crony capitalism" and taken away transparency from political funding,...


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