Electoral Bonds

In April 2018, an investigation by The Quint revealed that electoral bonds carried unique hidden alphanumeric numbers. Another investigation carried out in November 2019 found that the State Bank of India actually records these hidden numbers – making the government's claim of donor anonymity untrue. As the Supreme Court struck down electoral bonds as unconstitutional in a landmark judgment, it stood as a recognition of our award-winning investigation. 


As the Election Commission of India reveals the SBI-provided data on electoral bonds, The Quint team is rigorously analysing the numbers and bringing you the bigger picture of the political donations made since 2019.


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