The Association for Democratic Reforms is apprehensive that a further sale of bonds before the polls will increase illegal and illicit funding to political parties
Bypolls in Abdasa, Limbdi, Morbi, Dhari, Gadhada, Karjan, Dang, and Kaprada Assembly seats in Gujarat will be held on 3 November whereas, counting of votes will take place on 10 November
According to the report, of the 502 facing criminal cases, 49 candidates have cases related to crime against women while 32 have declared cases related to murder
Don't give Bihar poll tickets to those who committed crimes against women, Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust tells parties
The trust said political parties should choose candidates with clean backgrounds, without indulging in vote bank politics, for the Assembly elections in Bihar
BJP has maximum lawmakers facing cases of crime against women, Congress second, finds election watchdog ADR
The BJP has the highest number of 21 lawmakers facing cases related to crime against women, followed by Congress (16) and YSRCP (7), according to election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would consider according hearing in January a plea of an NGO seeking a stay on the electoral bond scheme meant for collection of funds by political parties to contest polls
Electoral bonds worth Rs 6,128 crore sold since last year; Mumbai recorded highest sale of Rs 1,880 cr followed by Kolkata, Delhi
According to the non-governmental organisation Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), electoral bonds worth Rs 277 crore have been sold since last year
BJP received 16 times as much funding through corporate donations than Congress from 2016 to 2018, says ADR report
'Out of the six national parties, BJP received the maximum donations of Rs 915.596 crore from 1,731 corporate donors,' an ADR report said.
Regional parties received Rs 54.81 crore in donations in 2017-18; 17 sent delayed reports to EC: ADR
Seventeen regional parties defaulted in submitting their donations report to the Election Commission in 2017-18, said a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms, which advocates for electoral reforms to combat corruption and empower citizens.
Jobs, healthcare and drinking water top priorities for voters, govt performance scored 'below average', finds ADR survey
As per the survey conducted, the performance of the government has been rated "below-average", Jagdeep Chhokar, National Election Watch, ADR, told reporters.
Of 184 candidates contesting Arunachal Pradesh Assembly election, 29 have criminal records, says ADR report
The National People's Party, which is making its maiden entry into Arunachal Pradesh's electoral scene, has two candidates with criminal records.
Arunachal Pradesh elections: CM Pema Khandu richest candidate in state; 131 candidates have assets over Rs 1 crore
As many as 67 candidates (36 percent) in Arunachal Pradesh have wealth above Rs 5 crore, while 44 candidates (24 percent) possess assets to the tune of Rs 2-5 crore.
Explainer: What is NOTA option? Can it have an impact on the outcome of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections?
Other countries where voters are allowed to vote for NOTA are Columbia, Ukraine, Brazil, Bangladesh, Finland, Chile, Belgium, Spain, and Sweden.
NaMo TV, apps, merchandise, and several rallies in a single day: Brand Narendra Modi is now in every Indian's living room
If Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins this spring’s general election it will also be another massive victory for the marketing machine created to amplify Brand Modi into every living room.
Centre opposes Election Commission's stand in SC on electoral bonds, calls move pioneer step in electoral reforms
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi Wednesday said it will hear the pleas challenging the validity of the Centre's decision on issuance of electoral bonds for political funding on 5 April.
Voters rate govt 'below average' on governance, says ADR report, holds to account all of India's political class
It turned out that for all 31 categories of performance, across urban and rural voters, the performance of the ruling government was rated 'below average' in the ADR survey. According to the survey, the top two priorities of the 2017 survey remained the same in 2018 — Better Employment Opportunities and Better Hospitals/Primary Healthcare Centers
In spite of Arun Jaitley's claims, EC fails to find 'substantial transparency' in political funding via electoral bonds
Union minister Arun Jaitley first floated the idea of electoral bonds in his Budget 2017-18 speech of 1 February, 2017
Telangana Assembly election: Employment opportunities most important issue for voters, finds ADR survey
Better employment opportunities constituted by far the biggest issues which concerned both the rural and urban populace in Telangana.
Despite special courts, conviction rates against MPs, MLAs remain low at 6%; Kerala, Tamil Nadu lead in acquittals
Criminal records are not likely to be a deterrent to MPs and MLAs as no more than 6 percent of criminal cases against India’s MPs and MLAs ended in conviction, according to data submitted by the Centre to the Supreme Court
"MLAs from 11 states namely Kerala, Tripura, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Assam and Bihar have spent more than 50 percent of the expenditure limit," ADR said in the report.