Monday, May 20, 2024

Electoral Bond: New details of Electoral Bond announced by Election Commission leader

New Delhi; News Agency: The Election Commission on Sunday made public the new data of electoral bonds received from the Supreme Court on its website. During 2017-18, the Bharatiya Janata Party received a public fund of Rs 2,555 crore. While DMK got election funds of 656.5 crores. This also includes Rs 509 crore received from lottery king Santiago Martin's Future Gaming.

According to the Supreme Court's order on Friday, the Election Commission had to upload the list with new information by 5 pm on Sunday. The Commission received this data in digital form in a pen drive. It includes information prior to 2019 (2017-18). BJP has encashed a total of 6 thousand 986 crores of election bonds. During the hearing on the validity of electoral bonds, the court had sought information on donations received by political parties till September 2023. Earlier in 2019 also, the court had sought information related to the fund. The Election Commission had uploaded the information on election bonds on its website on March 14.

Electoral Bond: What about the previous details of State Bank?

Earlier, State Bank Chairman Dinesh Kumar had informed that 22 thousand 217 electoral bonds were purchased between 1 April 2019 and 15 February 2024 in the affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. According to this information, 3,346 electoral bonds were purchased in 12 days between April 1, 2019 and April 11, 2019 and 1,609 of them were encashed. A total of 18 thousand 871 electoral bonds were purchased during the period from 12 April 2019 to 15 February 2024. 20 thousand 421 was fulfilled. A total of 22 thousand 217 electoral bonds have been purchased so far. 22 thousand 30 of them were encashed by political parties. 187 Bonds have been transferred to the Prime Minister's Fund as no one has encashed them.

Electoral Bond: Today's maturity to State Bank

It is not clear how the new data differs from the data uploaded on March 14.
Since the unique alpha numeric numbers are not revealed, it is impossible to know how much someone has donated to whom.
In this regard, the court has issued a notice to the State Bank and has asked for a reply by Monday (March 18).

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