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State should fund elections: Advani
December 20, 2005 20:35 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party president and Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Lal Kishenchand Advani on Tuesday said the state should fund elections to curb corruption.
He wrote to the government seeking the implementation of the recommendations of the Indrajit Gupta Committee on state funding of elections to curb corruption.
The letters, also sent to Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee and Rajya Sabha Chairman Bhairon Singh Shekhawat two to three days back in the wake of the cash-for-questions scam, pointed out that the committee had made the unanimous recommendations in favour of state funding of elections to check corruption and role of black money in the poll process, BJP Parliamentary Party spokesman Vijay Kumar Malhotra said.
''But the question was raised at that time that how the required money could be raised,'' he said, adding that Advani had opined that it was possible that money for the purpose could be drawn from the MPLAD fund.