New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) has asked all political parties, who have received donations, to submit details of donors and full particulars of the electoral bond to the Election Commission of India in sealed covers by May 30.
The top court has rejected government’s ‘privacy’ argument and asked parties to submit electoral bond donation details to EC in a “sealed cover”.
A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi refused an interim stay on the electoral bonds , which enable anonymous donations to political parties.
A petition by the Association of Democratic Reforms had demanded either a stay on the scheme or to reveal the names of the donors as BJP was the single largest beneficiary of the Electoral Bond Scheme.
The PIL had questioned the validity of electoral bonds calling them a “tool to channel black money into the elections”.