Star of Mysore

Mysore Open Forum has organised a talk on ‘Electoral Bonds and Political Funding’ by Prof. Trilochan Sastry, Chairman, Association for Democratic Reforms, at 10.30 am on Mar.31 (Sunday) at Kalpa Kshetra Auditorium, 581/1, Vijayanagar 4th Stage, 1st Phase, Mysuru.

Prof. Trilochan Sastry has a Ph.D from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MBA (Indian Institute of Management – IIM, Ahmedabad) and B.Tech. (IIT Delhi). He has been a Professor at IIM, Ahmedabad and is a Professor at IIM, Bangalore.

He is the Founder-Secretary and CEO of Centre for Collective Development (CCD) which promotes cooperatives in dry land areas for small and marginal farmers since 2004 and the founder of Farmveda, a value added social venture giving all profits to farmers.

He is the Chairman and Founder of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) that does Citizen Election Watches all over the country since December 2002 involving over 1,200 NGOs. ADR has won several public interest litigations in the Supreme Court and important RTI appeals on Political Parties.

Author of “Essentials of Hinduism” published by Penguin, October 2022, he  has published papers in International Journals related to Operations Research, and on broader topics related to the software industry, telecommunications, automobile industry, supply chain management, poverty, education and Cooperatives.

His talk will discuss the background of events that led to the introduction of Electoral Bonds (EBs) and cover the legal issues involved in amending four Acts to enable introduction of EBs.

This will be followed by the reasons given by the Supreme Court to strike down EBs as unconstitutional. The talk is open to all. For details contact the Forum on Mob: 94498-19536.

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