Electoral Bonds

On EVMs, VVPATs & Electoral Bonds


Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) has written the following letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India on certain concerns arisen on the functioning of the EVMs along with the VVPAT and on the impact of the electoral bonds. We are releasing the text of the letter for publication.


Dear Shri. Arora ji,

On Electoral Bonds

The constitutional challenge to the Electoral Bonds is on the ground that it flies into the face of the “right to know” in democratic functioning of the polity recognized under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution, is arbitrary and thus violative of Article 14 of the Constitution and has been passed by perpetrating a fraud on the constitution by passing it as a money bill, even though it does not qualify as a Money Bill under Article 110 of the Constitution.