Election Funding

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Mamata Banerjee writes to Narendra Modi over high expenses during LS polls, urges him to call all-party meet
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Mamata Banerjee writes to Narendra Modi over high expenses during LS polls, urges him to call all-party meet

In her letter to Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee said, 'The time has come for government funding of elections, which is the norm today in 65 countries in the world.'

Seventh tranche of electoral bonds sale to kick off from 1 January: Finance ministry
Business

Seventh tranche of electoral bonds sale to kick off from 1 January: Finance ministry

Electoral bonds aggregating to Rs 1,056.73 crore were purchased by citizens or entities till the completion of the sixth phase of issuance of electoral bonds in November 2018.

BJP’s FY17 income up 81%, BSP’s 266%; 75-80% of total funding comes from faceless donors; Who funds India’s politicians?
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BJP’s FY17 income up 81%, BSP’s 266%; 75-80% of total funding comes from faceless donors; Who funds India’s politicians?

The current trend in India—where a lion share of funds for parties come from anonymous sources—signals danger as it will inevitably strengthen the infamous political-corporate nexus, black money generation and corruption in the economy.

Mayawati tapes leaked by Naseemuddin Siddiqui brings back focus on the murky world of political funding
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Mayawati tapes leaked by Naseemuddin Siddiqui brings back focus on the murky world of political funding

Tapes of conversations with Mayawati on Uttar Pradesh election funding leaked by Naseemuddin Siddiqui have brought the murky process of political funding back to the fore.

Prosecution against flouting of finance electoral laws remains weak
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Prosecution against flouting of finance electoral laws remains weak

The pernicious effect of vast amounts of illegal money in an election is therefore a very real threat, and the need for reform very evident.

Jaitley’s war on black money: Can we do what Brazil has done – ban corporate funding of elections?
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Jaitley’s war on black money: Can we do what Brazil has done – ban corporate funding of elections?

Once political/election funding is made transparent and free from clutches of big corporates, the incentive for politicians to guard vested interests will cease to exist and the corporate-political nexus that generate black-money will begin to break. That’s where the government should act

Funding row: Sorry BJP, your donation pot is a whole lot blacker than AAP's
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Funding row: Sorry BJP, your donation pot is a whole lot blacker than AAP's

Modi's government is for the moment only interested in making insinuations for political gains. It has no interest in going to the roots of black money which funds elections.

Polls should be state-funded, says Mamata
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Polls should be state-funded, says Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister on Mamata Banerjee Wednesday contended the union cabinet's decision to increase the poll campaign expenditure limit for candidates will encourage corruption and called for state funding of elections.

Rs 18,000 cr will be spent in election 2014 - and much of it in black
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Rs 18,000 cr will be spent in election 2014 - and much of it in black

Given the extremely competitive nature of this year's general election, we could be spending upto Rs 18,000 crore this year. And even this could be an underestimate

This election could cost all of Rs 18,000 crore - and much of it will be black money
Economy

This election could cost all of Rs 18,000 crore - and much of it will be black money

Given the extremely competitive nature of this year's general election, we could be spending upto Rs 18,000 crore this year. And even this could be an underestimate

An open (non-nonsensical) letter to Rahul Gandhi
Politics

An open (non-nonsensical) letter to Rahul Gandhi

Here are some other topics that the Congress Vice President should turn his attention to and might find nonsense.