Electoral bonds: During the hearing on the validity of the election bonds, the Supreme Court has said that all parties should give information to the Election Commission for the funds received under it. The Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that all Political Parties should submit the information of Donation received till May 15 in the sealed envelope to the Election Commission by May 30. The Bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjeev Khanna said that for transparency in the electoral process, it is necessary to disclose the available donations through electronic bonds.
Writing in the Judge, Chief Justice said that all political parties have to submit the information of the donations received from today till May 15 to May 30 by the Commission. In this detail, he has to mention the amount in the donation and details of the accounts in which the amount has been transferred.(electoral bonds)
After hearing the matter on Thursday, the apex court reserved its delectoral bondszecision. The NGO called Association of Democratic Reforms has filed a PIL against the central government’s scheme. The NGO’s side is keeping senior advocate Prashant Bhushan in the Supreme Court.
In its petition, NGO challenged the validity of the scheme and said that this scheme should be banned or the donors’ names should be made public under it. While opposing this plea of the ADR, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal had said that the purpose of this scheme is to prevent the use of black money during the elections.
BJP gets 5 times more money than Congress-(electoral bonds)
BJP got Rs 997 crore and Rs 990 crore in the year 2016-17 and 2017-18. This amount is more than 5 times the amount donated by the Congress to the donation received in this period. The Election Commission has said that in the year 2017-18, BJP got 520 electoral bonds worth Rs 222 crore, the party redeemed 511 electoral bonds worth Rs 221 crore.
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