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Modi asks EC to pressure political parties to bring transparency in funding

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had told opposition members ahead of the Parliament session to debate on the issue of donations and of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections.

india Updated: Dec 19, 2016 17:38 IST
The Prime Minister insisted that his government had made no changes in laws related to donations to political parties.
The Prime Minister insisted that his government had made no changes in laws related to donations to political parties.(Reuters photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the election commission to pressure political parties to create transparency over the donations they get.

Addressing a rally here, Modi said he had told opposition members ahead of the Parliament session to debate on the issue of donations and of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections.

“I urged all leaders that the country expects honesty. There is mistrust against political parties. So it is our responsibility to make people believe in our honesty,” Modi said. “I said discuss how political parties should get donation.”

“But they did not let the Parliament function because they did not want to debate the issue. I urge the election commission to take it forward, create pressure on parties... Our government will implement whatever decision is in favour of the nation,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister insisted that his government had made no changes in laws related to donations to political parties.