10 Aug 2012

State Funding of General Elections

The issue of State Funding of Elections has been considered and discussed with political parties on different occasions. The Government is taking initiative to evolve a consensus on the issue. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law & Justice said that the issue was considered by the Committee on Electoral Reforms, 1990 (Dinesh Goswami Committee) but the measure was, however, not favoured because of the practical difficulties involved in its implementation.

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