Electoral bonds scheme discussion kept informal to bypass rules, reveals RTI info
A number of Right to Information (RTI) queries filed by an RTI activist has exposed how the Narendra Modi government’s electoral bond scheme allowed unaccounted money to flow to political parties. RTI activist Saurav Das’s queries to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs reveal how the scheme was introduced through an ‘informal discussion’ bypassing the rules.…
The opposition claims that electoral bond scheme was pushed by the BJP as a Money Bill so that the opposition does not cause trouble in the Rajya Sabha.… As reported by The Huffington Post, the law ministry said in a two-page note that “this illegal step was a one-off exception and urged the Modi government to “avoid considering this practice as a precedent”.
Das also filed an RTI query with the Prime Minister’s Office seeking “certified true copies of all correspondences between the PMO and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs or Ministry of Finance on amending this provision of law.” Responding to this query, the PMO denied to give information and discredited Das’s right to seek information.…
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