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Ruling BJP got 95% of funds: Why there's an uproar over electoral bonds

ADR's findings reveal that electoral bond scheme brought a windfall for the ruling BJP ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019  |  Narendra Modi  |  Congress

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 



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ADR's report shows funding through electoral bonds is skewed heavily towards national parties, with the BJP walking away with the lion's share. Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

The Supreme Court will on April 10 hear a plea challenging the validity of the Centre's decision on issuance of electoral bonds for political funding. Several NGOs, Opposition parties, and even the Election Commission of India have raised concerns over the use of electoral bonds, which is a bearer Banking Instrument to be used for funding eligible political parties.

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First Published: Fri, April 05 2019. 13:23 IST

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