Keyword : Political Parties

Politics of opportunism in ‘post-ideology phase’

In the mid-1990s when BSP chief Kanshi Ram was not diffident about making “opportunism” his political ideology, it was frowned upon by media and mainstream politicians. However, two dec

Opacity of politics

Political parties have a predictable attitude when it comes to transparency: that it is a very good thing and it must apply to everybody – other than us. It was of course a political party th

SC issues notice to govt and poll panel on application of RTI for political parties

The supreme court on Tuesday issued notices to the government and election commission on a plea seeking to bring political parties under RTI (right to information act). The petition

Govt fears misuse of RTI and seeks to keep out political parties

Terming information commission’s ruling as ‘a very liberal interpretation’ and ‘erroneous conclusion that political parties are public authorities under the RTI Act’,

Why any fight against black money is pointless unless it targets political parties

As much as 69 percent of the income of six national political parties and 51 regional parties has come from unknown sources, according to a long-term data analysis carried out by the Association fo

How much cash political parties had pre-DeMo

While none of the political parties have so far volunteered detailed information about how they coped with the demonetisation-remonetisation drive, the audit reports for the financial year 2015-16

Political parties can now receive anonymous donation of just Rs 2,000

  The political parties can receive donation of only Rs 2000 from anonymous sources. This was announced by finance minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech. This constitutes a majo

Reducing anonymous political donations a step forward: ASSOCHAM

The fine print of the electoral bond scheme for donations to the political parties by businesses and wealthy individuals should aim at maximising clean-up of the system and transparency in politica

BJP’s income highest among all national parties: ADR

The income of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during 2014-15 was highest among all national parties. The party had declared a total income of Rs 970.43 crore but is yet to submit its copy of incom

National parties spend a lot more on candidates than regional parties

The national parties gave to its candidates more than double the amount that the regional parties handed over to their candidates, showed a detailed analysis carried out on the funds collected and

51 MPs/MLAs declare crime against women: ADR

Out of 1,581 (33%) MPs/ MLAs analysed with declared criminal cases, 51 have declared cases related to crimes against women, reveal a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Natio

Let the youth help in governance

 India is the largest democracy and the second largest populated country in the world. One-third of its population belongs to the youth in the age group of 15-29. Youth is a transition period

Political parties used only a third of what they collected for electioneering

National and regional parties collected a total of Rs 1503.21 crore and incurred a total expenditure of Rs 494.36 crore towards the five state assembly elections held in 2017, observed the Associat

Average asset of 20 regional parties increased from 24.11 crore to 65.77 crore

The assets of 20 regional parties have zoomed up, shows an analysis of assets and liabilities of 22 regional parties from 2011-12 to 2015-16 carried out by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

48 MLAs, MPs have declared cases of crime against women

Out of 1,580 MPs and MLAs with criminal cases, 48 (three MPs and 45 MLAs) have declared cases related to crime against women. The



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