Source: 
The Hindu Podcast
https://www.thehindu.com/podcast/what-the-electoral-bonds-verdict-of-the-supreme-court-implies-in-focus-podcast/article67853168.ece
Author: 
G. SAMPATH
Date: 
16.02.2024

Jagdeep S Chhokar speaks to us about the reasoning behind the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Electoral Bond Scheme, and its implications for Indian democracy moving forward.

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down the Centre’s electoral bond scheme. Electoral bonds enabled anonymous political donations, which the apex court has termed as “unconstitutional”. It stated categorically that the scheme violates the right to information under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution.

What was the reasoning behind this verdict, and what are its implications for Indian democracy going forward?

Guest: Jagdeep S Chhokar from the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a nonprofit that works in the field of electoral and political reforms.

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down the Centre’s electoral bond scheme. Electoral bonds enabled anonymous political donations, which the apex court has termed as “unconstitutional”. It stated categorically that the scheme violates the right to information under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution.

What was the reasoning behind this verdict, and what are its implications for Indian democracy going forward?

Guest: Jagdeep S Chhokar from the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a nonprofit that works in the field of electoral and political reforms.

Host: G. Sampath, Social Affairs Editor, The Hindu.

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