Funding of political parties: PIL in SC challenges introduction of Electoral Bonds and other Finance Act amendments


A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court of India challenging at least five amendments made to different statutes through Finance Act 2017 and Finance Act 2016 on the ground that they have opened doors to unlimited, unchecked funding of political parties.

The petition has been filed by two NGOs – Association for Democratic Reforms and Common Cause. A Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud issued notice to the Central government and Election Commission of India yesterday.

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