Donation sources of even Re 1 to political parties should be disclosed, says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Monday made a big statement in connection with donations to political parties.

Donation sources of even Re 1 to political parties should be disclosed, says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Patna: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Monday made a big statement in connection with donations to political parties.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that donation sources of an amount as little as Re 1 to political parties should be disclosed.

Talking about the Election Commission's proposal to bring an amendment to laws to make political parties reveal donations above Rs 2,000 from anonymous sources, he said, "it's good and an amendment should be made in laws".

"Why only Rs 2,000 and above? Parties should reveal who has given even Re 1 or Rs 10 to it," Kumar said.

He, however, expressed doubt if the BJP-led NDA government would bring an amendment to this effect.

The Election Commission has urged the government to amend laws to ban anonymous contributions of Rs 2,000 and above made to political parties so that flow of blackmoney in polls could be checked.

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