Political Affairs Current Affairs - 2020

SC issue notices to Centre, ECI to bring political parties under RTI Act

Supreme Court issued notices to the Union Government, Election Commission of India (ECI) on a plea to bring all political parties under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. The notice was also issued to six National Political Parties viz. BJP, Congress, CPI, BSP, CPI (M) and NCP. It was issued by 3 Read More…

BJP wins assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana

The BJP has performed well in the first test of its popularity after the parliamentary elections. It looks set to form the government in both states. Maharashtra Assembly Elections With strong campaigning by the PM, the BJP won 122 seats in Maharashtra, which is almost three times the number of seats it won in the Read More…

Parties using children for poll work will lose symbols: Election Commission

The Bombay High Court while hearing a case on the issue of children engaging in election campaigns and poll related work, asked the Election Commission (EC) what action it was taking against political parties to curb the involvement of children. The Election Commission  has responded that parties which are making children work for their campaigns Read More…

High Court denies Bail to Jayalalitha, to approach Supreme Court

The High Court of Karnataka has denied bail to Jayalalitha in the disproportionate assets case. The Special Public Prosecutor raised no objection to granting of bail to Jayalalitha. The lawyer for the defense, Ram Jethmalani, argued vehemently for the release of Jayalalitha, calling it a case of political vendetta. He cited the case of Lalu Read More…

Election Commission guidelines on financial transparency

ECI’s (Election Commission of India) guidelines on financial transparency came into effect on October 1, 2014. The order was, however, passed on August 29. Mode of holding funds and making payments It is now virtually mandatory for political parties to deposit their funds in banks. Also, no payment in excess of Rs. 20,000 can be Read More…