political parties

2024 Elections: High stakes of freebies vs fiscal responsibility

NEW DELHI:As the 2024 Lok Sabha elections is ongoing , the manifestos of India’s leading political parties lay bare the intricate web of electoral promises designed to captivate voters’ imaginations and, crucially, secure their votes. Among the most discussed elements of these manifestos are the array of “freebies” that parties propose, ranging from cash transfers […]

Political parties submit electoral bonds after ECI’s second reminder

KOLKATA: In response to the Election Commission of India’s (ECI) recent request for electoral bonds, political parties, including the BJP and Congress, have submitted the required information. An official source from the ECI, during an exclusive conversation with The New Indian, stated that after being reminded on November 14, political parties were urged to submit the details […]