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Arun Jaitley Defends Electoral Bonds, Seeks Alternatives From Opponents

Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:21 AM

FM Arun Jaitley defended the electoral bond scheme saying if donors are forced to disclose their names, the system of political-funding through cash and black-money will return. The Election Commission, in an affidavit before the SC which is hearing the matter, said electoral bonds have made political funding opaque and would have "serious repercussions on transparency of political funding", due to its anonymous nature.
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Omar Abdullah slams Arun Jaitley for advocating repeal of J&K's special status

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:41 AM

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah hit out at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for advocating repeal of Jammu and Kashmir's special status, saying any such talk will raise questions on the accession of the state to India as well. Omar Abdullah told reporters that BJP and its leadership would have to tread carefully on this issue and the terms and condition cannot be renegotiated.