A body blow for political transparency4 min read . Updated: 30 Mar 2017, 04:46 AM IST
There is a dramatic mismatch between what ails political finance in India and the government's 'reform' measures
One of the most intriguing elements of this year’s budget presentation was Union finance minister Arun Jaitley’s pitch for political funding reform. On the heels of demonetisation, analysts cheered the news as exactly the sort of follow-on measure needed if the reality of anti-corruption policy was to catch up with the government’s lofty rhetoric. After all, here was a government using its bully pulpit to tackle an issue that few administrations want to acknowledge, much less legislate on.
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