Supreme Court to hear on March 24 plea against sale of electoral bonds
New Delhi: Electoral bonds were being demanded not to be sold during the country’s elections. A petition has been filed in the apex court and the apex court has agreed to hear the petition on March 24. The petition was filed by the Association for Democratic Reforms.
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan appeared for the ADR in the Supreme Court. The petition said the sale of electoral bonds in Kerala, West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Paducheri would be an incentive for political parties to raise money illegally.
The new set of Electoral Bonds will go on sale on April 1. Therefore, Prashant Bhushan asked the Supreme Court to hear the petition as soon as possible. The apex court has now been constituted and the petition will be heard on the 24th.
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Doubts constantly present on electoral bonds
The Modi government had introduced electoral bonds in January 2018 to bring transparency in election funding. These electoral bonds are issued four times a year in the four months of January, April, July and October. The central government had claimed that electoral bonds would curb the use of black money in elections. But many doubts are still raised about this.
The Central Information Commission (CIC) had clarified in December last year that information on who paid political parties through electoral bonds could not be made public. A petition was filed with the Central Information Commission seeking disclosure of the names of those who paid political parties through electoral bonds and how much.
Earlier, the Central Information Commission had clarified that such information was not in the public interest. Therefore, this question raises the question of accountability and which political parties get how much funding.
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Earlier, Information Commissioner Suresh Chandra had said that there was no concrete public interest in the petition to make public the private right between the giver and the receiver. Therefore, the private rights of these two cannot be violated.
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