SC issues notice to Kerala governor, plea to be heard on 24 November

“This is an endemic situation,” said Venugopal, while submitting that the governor had promulgated three ordinances which were later converted into bills passed by legislature. The Kerala government has argued that when the governor is delaying the assent of bills, it is “defeating the rights of the people”. The state government’s petition stated, “The conduct … Read more

Supreme Court agrees it is Parliament’s job to improve electoral bonds

When Mehta argued that the only alternative to the present scheme was to revert to the earlier system, when anonymous cash donations were the norm, CJI Chandrachud interjected to say: “It’s not like that. We are not for a moment saying that. “There are three or four important considerations which are very important: “1. The … Read more

Buyers may not have paid for bonds themselves

Company X, a cash-rich and diversified entity, decides to donate Rs 100 crore to a political party. It does not, however, want to show this amount in its accounts. Under the electoral bonds scheme, the company need not disclose the names of the party or parties it is donating to, but still has to disclose … Read more