State funding is a possible solution but it alone will not do away with the black money-electoral politics nexus Yogendra Yadav I am in favour of state funding of elections. When we think of politics and money we tend to focus on how to control black money in politics which in turn finds expression in fixing expenditure limits on candidates and political parties. I think we need to shift our focus to how to infuse white money in politics.And instead of being obsessed with a ceiling on expenditure incurred by candidates and political parties, we should spend our energy on seeking a floor-level fund for everyone who is a serious contender in the electoral arena, if we want to ensure a level playing field.Black money dominates politics as there is an acute lack of white money in the field.We all love to lament dirty money in politics, but few of us bother to put a small bit of our legally earned money in politics. Since we have failed to develop healthy traditions of political funding, we need to think of some shortcuts.State funding of elections is part of a possible solution, though state funding by itself will not do away… Read full this story
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