Chanda Bandh Satyagraha welcomes cap of Rs. 2,000 as cash in political funding

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 01 (ANI): Dr. Munish Raizada, convener of Chanda Bandh Satyagraha (No List: No Donation campaign) against Aam Aadmi Party has welcomed the decision of Finance Minister Arun Jaitely to cap cash political donation at 2000 per source. "The decision of Finance Ministry to enhance electronic and digital mode of political donations will help curb use of black money in politics. Proposal to issue Electoral bonds is also a welcome step in this regard." - Raizada said in a statement issued here in Delhi. Raizada said that unregulated, undisclosed and opaque political funding is the root cause of corruption and reforms in political funding is the need of the hour. Raizada, who is currently engaged in an internal battle with Aam Aadmi Party, has been leading a Chanda Bandh Satyagraha (No List: No Donation campaign) against the party since December 2016 which is aimed at seeking a pledge from the public not to donate to AAP if it does not display its donor's list. "AAP came into politics with a promise of 100 % transparency in political funding, but since June 2016, has scrapped the list of donors from its website"- Raizada said. (ANI)