Disagreeing with Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi has said that state funding of elections is no answer to black money.
” State funding will not take care of black mo
ney… The voters should be educated about ethical practices,” Quraishi told Headlines Today in an interview.
Gandhi said in the Lok Sabha on Saturday that the state should fund elections.
Quraishi differed: ” State funding is not a good solution.
It is not white money we are after but black money.” He also described Anna Hazares fast for a strong Lokpal as a wake- up call against galloping corruption.
The hunger strike ended on Sunday.
And he added that the time has come to look at the much- talked- about electoral reforms.