By Saket Suman,
New Delhi : The electoral bonds are a regressive reform that has further worsened the "problem of cronies running the country", says former Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi, who favours a complete ban on corporate donations to parties.
Maintaining that the "role of money power" is the biggest challenge to free and fair elections in India, he says that while politicians are supposed to be representing the people, electoral bonds have enabled the corporates to run the country.
"It is in this context that I strongly advocate state funding...