as mooted in the 2017-2018 will ensure "opacity instead of transparency", senior lawyer said on Tuesday.
"Instead of transparency these will ensure opacity," he told reporters at the launch of Citizens' Whistleblowers Forum.
At the event, Jagdeep S Chhokar, Founder and Trustee of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), said, "The minister had said that these bonds are in the character of bearer bonds and will keep the identity of the donor anonymous. If the donor's identity is kept anonymous then how will this move ensure transparency?"
"Transparency and anonymity don't go together. If the purpose of is to ensure the anonymity of the donor then through these bonds another unknown source of has been created," he said.
Presenting the 2017-2018 last week, Jaitley announced two key steps on — restricting donations to political parties from an individual to Rs 2,000 and introduction of electoral bonds.
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