India Today

The politics of money

The role of money in politics is an issue everyone has an opinion about despite having none of the facts. The reason quite simply is that political funding in India is opaque and thus unobservable, despite the enhanced scrutiny of candidates' expenditures exerted by the Election Commission. Political funding in India does not lack transparency. It has

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from India Today

India Today2 min read
Motorsport | His Foot On The Pedal
For rallyist Gaurav Gill, winning the Arjuna award was a "shocker". He says he is still overwhelmed. Gill, however, does not seem to measure the impact of this prize in strictly personal terms. His success, he feels, might have a positive outcome for
India Today2 min readSociety
Health: Towards a Healthy Spirit
The Journey So Far The National Medical Commission Bill, 2019, has been passed by both houses of Parliament, heralding a new era in medical education The ministry of health and family welfare, through a notification, has put in the public domain the
India Today3 min read
Glasshouse | A Balancing Act
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has held a series of press briefings lately to announce measures to bring relief to the economy. The conferences have a secondary aim-to dispel the widespread notion in industry that the Prime Minister's Office cal