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Electoral bonds a retrograde step, says EC to parliamentary panel

EC opposed state funding saying it will not be able to check candidate's own expenditures

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Election Commission on Friday said the introduction of electoral bonds by the government will compromise transparency in political funding and termed it as a "retrograde step". The Commission made these observations before the parliamentary standing committee on Law and Personnel in a written deposition. The committee had met on Friday to discuss issues including EVMs, paper trail machines and electoral reforms. The poll panel also opposed state funding saying it will not be able to check a candidate's own expenditures during elections. "The amendment in ...

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 01:10 IST
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