Electoral Bonds: Encouraging Black Money and Foreign Funding?
The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its judgement in response to a batch of pleas challenging the validity of the electoral bonds scheme. During the previous term of Prime Minister Modi, this scheme was passed as a money bill without debate, along with amendments to five other laws. In this episode of 'Itihaas Ke Panne', senior journalist Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay and Vipul Mudgal, the director and chief executive of Common Cause, talk about the history of electoral and political funding, the need for transparency in these matters for a better democracy, and more.
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