Electoral Bonds: SC’s Intervention For Transparency News


Bonds of loyalty: what ECI data on political funding shows

How did loyalty play out in electoral bonds, and which companies played people-pleasers with donations to several parties? Here’s what a Mint analysis shows

2 min read2 Apr 2024

Electoral bonds: The curious case of Madanlal Ltd’s donations

The now-scrapped electoral bonds scheme did away with norms on how much a company could donate, how it could donate and how it needed to report such donations. That spurred small nondescript firms into action.

4 min read2 Apr 2024

Electoral bonds: How giant donors timed their political funding

Mint analysis of the top 22 donors showed these entities have donated more than ₹100 crore since 12 April 2019 through electoral bonds.

1 min read2 Apr 2024

Electoral bond donors & beneficiaries: Revealing the links

While the BJP is in power at the Centre, AITC and DMK lead governments in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu respectively

1 min read21 Mar 2024

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Will electoral bonds data unite the beleaguered Opposition?

The Opposition has been criticised for lacking an overarching narrative to fight the mighty BJP led by PM Modi, who aims to secure a third straight term in office in the 2024 general elections. Will electoral bonds become a poll issue?

5 min read19 Mar 2024

Electoral Bonds: IT majors such as Infosys, Cyient and Zensar on list of donors

Electoral Bonds: Infosys, Cyient and Zensar are among the IT companies that have donated to political parties through the Electoral Bonds Scheme

2 min read19 Mar 2024

At India’s second-largest engineering co, gaps emerge in electoral bond funding

Electoral bond disclosures by Megha Engineering and the Election Commission’s data on anonymous political donations surface unexplained gaps in funding in an election year

4 min read18 Mar 2024

₹1 crore electoral bonds make up 96% of donations to political parties — Here’s a denomination-wise break down

A five-judge Constitution bench had ordered the disclosure of donation details by March 13 after deeming the electoral bonds scheme ‘unconstitutional’.

1 min read18 Mar 2024

Electoral bonds: Failed experiment in transparency?

Information available so far shows the majority of bond purchases have been made by businesses that were most in need of government assistance

3 min read18 Mar 2024

Electoral bonds are dead, but the data lives to tell the tale

The BJP received nearly half the funds received under the now-scrapped electoral bonds scheme

3 min read2 Apr 2024
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