Clarification on Electoral Bonds

Date: 
Friday, February 16, 2024

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

Reports have appeared in some sections of the media that the CPI(M) has received various amounts as contributions through electoral bonds.

The Party wishes to clarify that these reports are false and baseless.  The fact is that the CPI(M) has refused to accept electoral bonds on principle.  That is why it did not even open a designated State Bank of India account as required by the law to accept electoral bonds.  The CPI(M) had appealed to the Supreme Court against the electoral bonds scheme because of this basic opposition.