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Number Theory: Why junking electoral bonds alone won't achieve much

Feb 28, 2024 08:22 AM IST

This is the second of a two-part series on India’s political finance. The first part looked at how electoral bonds changed India’s political funding.

The first part of this two-part data journalism series explained how electoral bonds changed India’s political funding landscape. The final part will argue that while junking electoral bonds will definitely do away with institutionalised opacity in India’s political finance landscape, it will not make it completely transparent. One of the biggest reasons for this is the entrenched advantage money enjoys at the local level of democratic competition. Here are three charts that explain this argument in detail.

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    Roshan Kishore is the Data and Political Economy Editor at Hindustan Times. His weekly column for HT Premium Terms of Trade appears every Friday.

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    Abhishek Jha is a data journalist. He analyses public data for finding news, with a focus on the environment, Indian politics and economy, and Covid-19.

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