इंडियन आवाज़     21 May 2018 09:51:51      انڈین آواز

EC for cashless funding to check black money in elections: Zaidi

Chief Election Commissioner, Dr. Nasim Zaidi addressing at the inauguration of the “Matdaata Mahotsav, in New Delhi.

Election Commission has warned political parties of strict action, if they try to circumvent the 2000 rupee cap on anonymous donations. Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi told a news agency that , if parties try to sidestep proposed changes in election and income tax laws by taking advantage of any loophole, they will be dealt with accordingly.

He said, the Commission is looking at the possibility of cashless funding to check black money in elections. Mr. Zaidi claimed, the decision to reduce the cap on anonymous donations to political parties from 20,000 to 2,000 per person will help increase transparency.

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