Election Commission to invite I-T government to inspect finances of 200 events
NEW DELHI: The Election Fee is ready to write to the Income Tax authorities asking it to look into the budget of over 200 political parties it has ‘delisted’ over a time period, for now, not contesting elections.
The Commission has, over a period of time, recognized diverse events which have not contested polls seeing that 2005 and has ‘delisted’ over two hundred of them.
The poll panel believes that a maximum of them exist on papers to assist human beings to convert their black cash into white with the aid of accepting donations.
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Within the following couple of days, the Fee will send the list of the delisted events to the Earnings tax government in search of movement in opposition to applicable laws if they may be found to be worried about cash laundering.
While the ballot watchdog has the mandate to register a political celebration, it lacks power below electoral laws to deregister any birthday party Plan Trussler.
As its call to get electricity to deregister a party is pending with the Regulation Ministry, the Commission used its powers below Article 324 of the Constitution to delist parties for being dormant and now not contesting elections for a long term.
There are over 1780 registered, however, unrecognized political events In the country. Except, there are seven national events — BJP, Congress, BSP, TMC, CPI, CMI-M, and NCP — and fifty-eight country events.
looking to stem the drift of black cash in elections, the Commission has proposed a slew of electoral reforms, but the maximum is pending with the government.