BJP launches online donations to counter corruption

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  1. Vyom

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    Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), India's largest opposition party, has launched an online fund-raising exercise enabling supporters to donate to the party’s fund through its website. “Let us join hands to purify politics and enroll ourselves as members and take first step towards clean politics,” Nitin Gadkari, party president, BJP has said.

    The exercise has been divided in two schemes. The first scheme called Aajiwan Sahayog Nidhi, the party is asking for an annual contribution to the tune of Rs 1,000, Rs 5,000, or Rs 10,000 from supporters and the funds will be used for smooth running of the BJP's day-to-day affairs. The second scheme, called the Vishesh Sahayog Nidhi, has the party asking for a lifetime commitment from the people in the form of a one-time contribution of Rs 1 lakh.

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    While it is vital that we develop some methodology for transparency in financial transactions of the political parties, donations cannot be a systematic way of funding all political activities and running their day-to-day business.

    It is obvious that the party with the largest support base will then get the maximum amount of donation, weakening the other parties to a great extent. We need to start a discussion on substantial mechanism for running the businesses of the political parties and having their transactions audited by the CAG or a similar institution annually.
     
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    Lol why call it donations for drive against corruption? Just say you want funds and set up and online account. Why the histrionics? As if they are all clean.
     
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    You cannot audit parties. Too many loopholes are there. Even during elections, there is is spending limit, but looking at the campaigns it doesnt look like the candidates spared any rupees.
    Plus we now have the SC order of "gift of love" exempt from IT. Free run for individual leaders to amass more black money and call it gift of love.
     
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    Lol, no thank you. I still remember the uneducated goons NDA/ Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena goons are not far behind either..used to hire and now do too to harass females in pubs bars and young couples with their backward thinking. All I can show them is my middle finger as a donation.
     
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    But we must, and until people show interest in raising the issue, it will be quietly milked to the advantage of the corrupts. I say let the Election Commission to the audit, just before the elections. That way people would be in position to make better judgement of choice.
     

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