This is ADR’s initiative to know a citizen’s views on the matter of Political Party Financing and Transparency.
The very folks who gave us RTI Act are screaming blue murder as political parties are brought under the transparency regime. Their apprehensions are misplaced and arguments misinformed. June 3, 2013 turned out to be very similar to July 8, 2002. How and why? On June 3, 2013, the central information commission (CIC) announced a […]
A Case Study A total of 1698 political parties are registered with the Election Commission of India, out of which only 464 parties contested the Lok Sabha 2014 elections. So, the important question is ‘why are there so many parties registered with the ECI when three-fourth of them do not even participate in elections, the […]
Even while delivering his first speech in the Rajya Sabha on June 11, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought the support of lawmakers, urging the supreme court to complete the trials of pending criminal cases against MPs within a year. “When parties see seats being rendered empty, they will get the message… In five years, parliament […]
The debate stealing the limelight in the past few weeks has been about the new fervor in the government to control the burgeoning problem of black money in the country. Prime minister Narendra Modi has been reiterating his pledge to battle black money, roping in Indian banks to unveil the wealth that has been stored […]
September 12, 2013, Talk at IIC, New Delhi Speaker: Trilochan Sastry, Professor IIM Bangalore, and Chairman, Association for Democratic Reforms Chair: Ramachandra Guha Discussant: N. Gopalaswami, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India Democracy disciplined and enlightened is the finest thing in the world. A democracy prejudiced, ignorant, superstitious, will land itself in chaos. – M.K. […]
Elections are on us. We are all involved in the hustle and bustle of the election. While all political parties are in high gear convincing, even enticing voters to vote for them, the major question that is asked most often by voters is: Whom do I vote for? Actually it is not correct for any […]