Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) is currently in the process of compiling information regarding electoral bonds received by various political parties, including the BJP and the Congress. The details will be submitted to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover, as confirmed by a poll panel functionary.
On November 3, the EC had asked all such parties that have received donations through electoral bonds to provide details of such contributions by November 15.
A reminder was also sent to the parties on this matter. This action by the EC followed a Supreme Court directive on November 2, instructing the poll panel to present up to date data of funds received by political parties through electoral bonds until September 30, 2023, in a sealed cover.
“The details are being compiled, and several parties, including major ones like the BJP and the Congress, have shared their details,” mentioned the EC functionary.
The EC’s letter specified that the particulars should be sent in a double-sealed cover, with one envelope containing the details and a second envelope containing the first one, addressed to the secretary of the election expenditure division. The commission emphasized that the sealed covers should reach them by the evening of November 15 and be clearly marked as “confidential-electoral bonds.”