Democracy’s guardian angel

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: Polity

Topic: Elections and RPA: Judiciary

Issue: Electoral Bonds

  • The Supreme Court declaration of the electoral bonds scheme unconstitutional, asserting democracy’s fundamental values is a historic moment.
  • The Court highlighted concerns raised by institutions like the RBI and Election Commission of India about electoral bonds.
  • The judgment underscores the importance of transparency in political funding,
  • Suggests alternatives like public funding or a National Election Fund.
  • This landmark decision reaffirms the Supreme Court’s role as a guardian of democracy,
  • restores faith in its pivotal role in upholding constitutional principles and safeguarding democratic integrity.
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