Electoral Bonds

Govt approves issuance of electoral bonds by SBI from April 1-10

Govt approves issuance of electoral bonds by SBI from April 1-10

A notification says these bonds shall be valid for 15 calendar days from the date of issue and no payment shall be made to any political ...Read More

Supreme Court reserves order on plea to stay Electoral Bonds, Election Commission opposes the verdict

Supreme Court reserves order on plea to stay Electoral Bonds, Election Commission opposes the verdict

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved order on an application seeking stay of release of fresh set of electoral bonds ahead of the asse...Read More

BJP received 1,450 cr through electoral bonds in 2018-19, Congress 383 cr: ADR

BJP received 1,450 cr through electoral bonds in 2018-19, Congress 383 cr: ADR

New Delhi: Only three of the six national parties have declared donations received through electoral bonds in 2018-19, with the BJP getti...Read More

BJP received 1,450 cr through electoral bonds in 2018-19, Cong 383 cr: ADR

BJP received 1,450 cr through electoral bonds in 2018-19, Cong 383 cr: ADR

The BJP raised Rs 2,410 crore during 2018-19, of which Rs 1,450 crore came as donations through electoral bonds, according to election wa...Read More

RBI and centre lock horns over Electoral bonds, DEA Secy in 2017 didn't want to share details with RBI?

RBI and centre lock horns over Electoral bonds, DEA Secy in 2017 didn't want to share details with RBI?

The Reserve Bank of India and the central government are in disagreement regarding the draft notification for issuance of electoral bonds...Read More

Electoral Bonds Explained: Why have they have become a controversial issue again

Electoral Bonds Explained: Why have they have become a controversial issue again

The Narendra Modi government had introduced electoral bonds worth Rs. 1,000, Rs. 10,000, Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 1 crore to bring...Read More

Donors through electoral bonds not anonymous, SBI had 'hidden numbers': Report

Donors through electoral bonds not anonymous, SBI had 'hidden numbers': Report

Leading public sector lender, The State Bank of India (SBI) records the hidden unique alphanumeric code on the electoral bonds. But the g...Read More

Finance Ministry ignores RBI’s dissent on electoral bonds; assumes 'indirect' approval

Finance Ministry ignores RBI’s dissent on electoral bonds; assumes 'indirect' approval

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) repeated warnings on the electoral bond scheme in bearer form having the potential to increa...Read More

Hypocrisy much? Report says BJP received huge funding from terror-accused company!

Hypocrisy much? Report says BJP received huge funding from terror-accused company!

New Delhi: The Bhartiya Janta Party received a large donation from RKW Developers Ltd, that is now being probed by the Enforcement Direct...Read More

Finance Ministry ignores RBI’s dissent on Electoral bonds; assumes 'indirect' approval

Finance Ministry ignores RBI’s dissent on Electoral bonds; assumes 'indirect' approval

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) repeated warnings on the electoral bond scheme in bearer form having the potential to increase black ...Read More

Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Hyderabad account for 83 per cent of all electoral bonds

Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Hyderabad account for 83 per cent of all electoral bonds

The RTI document also reveals that 83 per cent of all electoral bonds by value came from just four cities.

Govt must disclose all details about electoral bonds before Parliament: Congress

Govt must disclose all details about electoral bonds before Parliament: Congress

Describing electoral bonds as a "political bribery scheme", the opposition party said it was a scam that tarnished the image of the India...Read More

Electoral Bonds: Cong calls them 'bribery bonds', accuses BJP of 'money laundering'

Electoral Bonds: Cong calls them 'bribery bonds', accuses BJP of 'money laundering'

The party has alleged that Rs 6,128 crore of electoral bonds have been issued since 2018 in which lion's share has gone to the BJP.

Electoral Bonds: How Modi govt shot down RBI's reservations in a jiffy

Electoral Bonds: How Modi govt shot down RBI's reservations in a jiffy

While Jaitley claimed that this reform will bring about greater transparency and accountability in political funding, while preventing fu...Read More

Electoral bonds oil BJP engines

Electoral bonds oil BJP engines

The Bharatiya Janata Party is taking full advantage of the existing electoral bond scheme of the NDA government in bringing about massive...Read More

BJP "most capitalist party" in the world, 95 percent of electoral bonds funding went to party: TMC

BJP "most capitalist party" in the world, 95 percent of electoral bonds funding went to party: TMC

The report said that the BJP received the maximum donation of Rs 915.596 crore from 1731 corporate donors between 2016-17 and 2017-18 fol...Read More

Electoral bonds worth Rs 5,029 crore issued till May 4, reveals RTI reply

Electoral bonds worth Rs 5,029 crore issued till May 4, reveals RTI reply

Mumbai: At an average of Rs 48 lakh per bond, the State Bank of India (SBI) has issued 10,494 electoral bonds in nine phases so far, wort...Read More

Leave electoral bonds alone

Leave electoral bonds alone

Have our politicians attained such a level of maturity that they can live in peace with someone who openly donates big sums of money to a...Read More

SC directs political parties to furnish receipts of electoral bonds, donors’ identity details to EC

SC directs political parties to furnish receipts of electoral bonds, donors’ identity details to EC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed all political parties to furnish receipts of political funding received through electoral...Read More

Poll bonds: EC opposes anonymity

Poll bonds: EC opposes anonymity

New Delhi: The Election Commission, which opposed the anonymous electoral bonds in an affidavit in 2017, on Wednesday, told the Supreme C...Read More

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