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PM Modi draws ‘Krishna-Sudama’ analogy at UP event. What was he referring to?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment comes days after Supreme Court judgement striking down electoral bonds as ‘unconstitutional’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the 4th groundbreaking ceremony of UP Global Investors' Summit, in Lucknow.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 12:06 PM IST

Constitutional idealism gets a boost from SC

The verdict on electoral bonds suggests that the healthy and necessary tensions between the executive, judiciary and legislature are alive and well

Electoral bonds are unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. (AP)
Published on Feb 16, 2024 10:00 PM IST

The reasoning and fallout of the electoral bonds verdict

The electoral bond judgment privileges the right to information of the voter, referring to Supreme Court's jurisprudential voyage on the subject since 1960s.

Electoral bonds are unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. (AP)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 09:32 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Supreme Court scraps electoral bonds

The verdict came ahead of the Lok Sabha elections expected to take place in April or May this year and was immediately welcomed by opposition parties.

A view of the Supreme Court in Delhi. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 02:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Since 2018, BJP got 54.8% of electoral bonds encashed: Data

The BJP’s biggest rival, the Indian National Congress, received 9.4% or ₹1,123.31 crore of all bonds encashed until March 2023.

Expectedly, election years see more activity. In 2019-20 for instance, electoral bonds worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,429.559 crore were encashed, of which the BJP received 74.5% and the Congress 9.3%. (Representational Image)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 03:29 AM IST
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