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Electoral Bonds

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

Dec 31, 2021 Press Trust of India

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.

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

Dec 19, 2021 PTI

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 appeal calling for intervention by the Commission.

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.

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

Nov 27, 2019 PTI

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 by his government.

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

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

21 November, 2019

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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 expressed by the Reserve Bank of India and the Election Commission.

18 November, 2019

'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 over the issue of electoral bonds

10 May, 2019

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

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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 2256.37 crore.

14 April, 2019

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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 lakh, and Rs 1 crore.

12 April, 2019

Supreme Court Order On Electoral Bonds Deceptive, Says Petitioner

Preetha Nair

The apex court on Friday directed all political parties to submit full details on political donors and contributions made through electoral bonds in sealed cover to the Election Commission of India by May 30.


12 April, 2019

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

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

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 India by May 30.

12 April, 2019

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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 to maintain anonymity of the donors of electoral bonds

08 April, 2019

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

Outlook Web Bureau

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the BJP preferred legitimate methods like crowd sourcing, cheque and electoral bonds over 'the old obsolete style' of collecting only black money by some parties.

07 April, 2019

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

Adil Rashid

The electoral bonds scheme of Narendra Modi government has legalised and legitimised "crony capitalism" and taken away transparency from political funding, alleged ex-Cheif Election Commissioner SY Quraishi

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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