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SC to decide if electoral bonds need to be referred to bench on April 11

The electoral bond scheme was implemented by the Centre in 2018 as a source of political funding

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BS Web Team New Delhi
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will hear pleas challenging the electoral bond scheme on April 11 and decide if the matter should be heard by a five-judge Constitution Bench, reported Bar and Bench.

The bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha passed the direction after the petitioner's counsel Shadan Farasat said it impacted the "democratic polity and funding of political parties". 

"Then we will hear it on April 11, 2023, to see if it should be referred to the Constitution bench," the apex court said.

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First Published: Mar 21 2023 | 1:26 PM IST

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