Supreme Court strikes down Electoral Bond scheme

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The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down electoral bond scheme stating it is violative of Article 19 (1)(a). The provision guarantees freedom of speech and expression to all citizens.

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The Supreme Court, a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud in its judgment said, “Democracy does not begin and end with elections. Democracy sustains because the elected are responsive to the electors who hold them accountable for their actions and inactions. Would we remain a democracy if the elected do not heed to the hue and cry of the needy? We have established the close relationship between money and politics above where we explained the importance of money for entry to politics, for wi

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