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plea against ed officer probing aircel-maxis case: subramanian swamy seeks to im


by: express news service | new delhi | published: june 21, 2018 8:36:08 am subramanian swamy said that the petition filed by rajneesh kapur seeking investigation of assets of ed officer rajeshwar singh, was an attempt to delay the ongoing probe in the aircel-maxis case.related newsbjp leader subramanian swamy moved the supreme court on wednesday seeking to implead himself as a party, in the plea that seeks to examine the alleged disproportionate assets held by the ed officer investigating the aircel-maxis case. the apex court directed swamy to mention the matter on monday.swamy told the vacation bench of justices s abdul nazeer and indu malhotra that the petition filed by rajneesh kapur seeking investigation of assets of ed officer rajeshwar singh, was an attempt to delay the ongoing ...






subramanian swamy asks cag to re-examine aircel-maxis report


by: pti | new delhi | published:september 28, 2017 9:53 pm bjp leader subramanian swamy. (file photo)related newsbjp leader subramanian swamy on thursday expressed concern on the “non-tabling in parliament” of the cag aircel-maxis report and asked the new comptroller and auditor general, rajiv mehrishi, for its re-examination by a special team.in a letter to mehrishi under the heading “non tabling of the aircel-maxis report of cag in parliament”, swamy claimed the report had been pending in his office for three years.swamy also called for re-examining audit reports on rajya sabha tv expenses and defence and telecom audits.“i request you to kindly get all these cases re-examined by a special team of competent officers so as to ensure that the cag defence audit reports do not ...






supreme court adjourns aircel-maxis matter till first week of april


by: ani | new delhi | updated: march 3, 2017 2:03 pm dayanidhi maran, left, and brother kalanithi maran are accused in the aircel-maxis case.the supreme court on friday adjourned the aircel-maxis matter till the first week of april. earlier on february 10, the top court gave bharatiya janata party (bjp) leader subramanian swamy two weeks time to place credible material to prima facie prove that former finance minister p chidambaram deliberately granted foreign investment promotion board (fipb) clearance to the aircel-maxis deal in 2006. swamy was also asked whether chidambaram knew that the limit was rs. 600 crore.though swamy pleaded to the apex court to investigate chidambaram’s role in allowing maxis to acquire 100 per cent stake in aircel, the supreme court refused to issue any...






aircel-maxis: aircel-maxis case: supreme court asks cbi to file status report of


new delhi: the supreme court today asked the cbi to file a report detailing the status of probe being carried out on various aspects of the aircel-maxis deal case. the enforcement directorate (ed) also filed in a sealed cover the status report of its ongoing investigation in the money laundering case relating to the deal before a bench of chief justice j s khehar and justice d y chandrachud. the bench deferred the hearing by three weeks on the request made by additional solicitor general tushar mehta, representing the cbi, that attorney general mukul rohatgi was not available. during the brief hearing, bjp leader subramanian swamy told the bench that he has received a reply from cbi stating that it was probing "all angles", including the foreign investment promotion board (fipb) clearanc..






chidambaram, his son face legal trouble; ed to probe his alleged role in aircel


in more legal trouble for former finance minister p chidambaram, the enforcement directorate on monday said that it will investigate his and his son karti chidambaram’s alleged role in the aircel-maxis deal.in its status report regarding the violation of foreign investment promotion board (fipb), the enforcement directorate alleged the role of chidambaram in the case. the matter will now be heard on may 2.earlier in february, the apex court had given bharatiya janata party (bjp) leader subramanian swamy two weeks to place credible material to prima facie prove that chidambaram deliberately granted fipb clearance to the aircel-maxis deal in 2006.swamy was also asked whether chidambaram knew that the limit was rs. 600 crore.the ed had moved the apex court against the special court’s orde...






aircel-maxis case: delhi hc seeks maran brothers’ reply on ed’s plea


by: pti | new delhi | published:may 19, 2017 11:40 am delhi hc has sought a response from former telecom minister dayanidhi maran, his brother kalanithi maran and others on an ed plea against their discharge in the aircel-maxis case.   the delhi high court on friday sought a response from former telecom minister dayanidhi maran, his brother kalanithi maran and others on an enforcement directorate (ed) plea against their discharge in the aircel-maxis case. ed had, on may 2, moved the high court challenging a special court’s february 2 order discharging the maran brothers and others in the aircel-maxis money laundering case. the special court had said that the charges were based on “misreading of official files”, speculation and surmises of the complainant.special cbi judge o p ...






subramanian swamy: subramanian swamy writes to pm, says corruption cases delayed


new delhi: bjp mp subramanian swamy has written to prime minister narendra modi, alleging "inordinate delay" in taking several corruption cases to the "logical end" and said that the cbi should be held accountable."the nation is grateful to your re-affirmation of fighting (sic) against corruption and bringing to book the corrupt, especially those at the high levels."in this connection, i wish to draw your attention to the inordinate delay in prosecuting to the logical end all prima facie proved corruption cases by the cbi," swamy said in his letter to modi.he then went on to name some cases like aircel-maxis, saradha chit fund scam, agusta westland deal and land deals related to robert vadra, son-in-law of congress president sonia gandhi. "the pmo, while cannot direct the cbi, neve...






subramanian swamy writes to pm modi, says corruption cases delayed


by: pti | new delhi | published:october 22, 2017 9:58 pm bjp leader subramanian swamy (pti/file photo)related newsbjp mp subramanian swamy has written to prime minister narendra modi, alleging “inordinate delay” in taking several corruption cases to the “logical end” and said that the cbi should be held accountable.“the nation is grateful to your re-affirmation of fighting (sic) against corruption and bringing to book the corrupt, especially those at the high levels. in this connection, i wish to draw your attention to the inordinate delay in prosecuting to the logical end all prima facie proved corruption cases by the cbi,” swamy said in his letter to modi.he then went on to name some cases like aircel-maxis, saradha chit fund scam, agusta westland deal and land deals rel...






aircel-maxis case: enforcement directorate questions chidambaram


by: express news service | new delhi | published: june 13, 2018 4:07:16 am inx media case: after the questioning, chidambaram tweeted, “another round of questions by ed in aircel-maxis case. i remind myself that there is no fir and no offence is alleged.”the enforcement directorate (ed) on tuesday questioned former finance minister p chidamabaram for the second time in the aircel-maxis deal case.sources said chidambaram arrived at the ed office at jamnagar house around 11 am and left after 5 pm following over six hours of questioning. officials said the investigating officer recorded chidambaram’s statement under the prevention of money laundering act.after the questioning, chidambaram tweeted, “another round of questions by ed in aircel-maxis case. i remind myself that there ...






ayodhya dispute: what is your locus standi, sc asks subramanian swamy, refuses t


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: march 31, 2017 12:48 pm bjp leader subramanian swamy (pti/file photo)the supreme court on friday turned down bjp leader and rajya sabha mp subramanian swamy’s plea to expedite the hearing in the ayodhya land dispute case. “what is your locus standi in the case? we don’t have time to hear you now… we didn’t know that you are a party to case,” the bench told swamy.reacting to the development, swamy tweeted: “today the sc asked me if i was a party in the ayodhya dispute. i said i had made clear that i was on fundamental right to worship issue. the judges said they have no time and adjourned the matter. in other words those who wanted delay succeeded. i will try another route soon.”in 2010, the lucknow bench of allahabad high cou...






aircel-maxis case: subramanian swamy gets two weeks to furnish ‘credible’ materi


by: ani | new delhi | updated: february 10, 2017 4:38 pm bjp’s subramanian swamy has to furnish “credible” proof for the court to look into his allegations against former finance minister p chidambaram. (pti p o)the supreme court on friday gave bharatiya janata party (bjp) leader subramanian swamy two weeks to place credible material to prima facie prove that former finance minister p chidambaram deliberately granted foreign investment promotion board (fipb) clearance to the aircel maxis deal in 2006. swamy was also asked whether chidambaram knew that the limit was rs 600 crores.thought swamy pleaded to the apex copurt to investigate former finance minister p chidambaram’s role in allowing maxis to acquire 100 per cent stake in aircel, the supreme court refused to issue any notice. neithe






aircel-maxis graft case: hc seeks marans' reply on cbi plea


the delhi high court today sought responses from former telecom minister dayanidhi maran, his brother and industrialist kalanithi maran and others on a cbi plea challenging their discharge in the aircel-maxis graft case. justice i s mehta issued the notices on the central bureau of investigation's (cbi) plea against the february 2 order of a special court discharging all the accused in the case. the high court asked the maran brothers to respond to the plea and fixed the matter for hearing on august 29. the special court, while discharging all the accused, had said no prima facie case warranting framing of charges was made out against them on the basis of the material placed on record before it. the high court had earlier sought responses from the maran brothers on a separate plea filed b.






aircel-maxis deal: aircel-maxis case: court ignored maran brothers' role in mone


new delhi: in dismissing a case against tamil nadu's powerful maran brothers, a special cbi court here had failed to consider allegations of money laundering levelled against them in the aircel-maxis case, the enforcement directorate (ed) said in a review petition before the delhi high court. the ed yesterday challenged the lower court's order quashing the cbi's case against the marans, saying that the court had "failed to appreciate" their role in the deal. the aircel-maxis case is related to allegations that dayanidhi maran, as telecom minister, had forced aircel owner, c. sivasankaran, into parting with his stake in the company to malaysia's maxis communications bhd. the cbi had alleged that this was done in lieu of investments by the malaysian company through...






p chidambaram should step down from parliamentary panel, says subramanian swamy


new delhi: bjp mp subramanian swamy today demanded that senior congress leader p chidambaram should be relieved as chairman of parliamentary standing committee on home affairs as he was being "investigated" by the cbi. swamy raised the issue through a point of order after deputy chairman p j kurien called chidambaram to lay on the table, a copy of the panel's report on border security. as chidambaram was not present, another committee member, majeed memon, did the job. swamy, however, said if chairman of a parliamentary committee is being investigated by cbi, he should not take up the post. as congress members protested, the bjp member said the former finance minister was being investigated by cbi for the clearance he gave to malaysian firm maxis to buy 100 per cent of aircel.






national herald case: sonia gandhi, rahul gandhi oppose subramanian swamy’s plea


by: pti | new delhi | published:march 25, 2017 7:54 pm congress vice president rahul gandhi with mother and party president sonia gandhi. (file photo)congress president sonia gandhi and vice president rahul gandhi today opposed as “vague and devoid of material particulars” bjp mp subramanian swamy’s plea seeking summoning of witnesses in the national herald case. the gandhis, who are accused in the case along with some other congress leaders, contended that swamy’s plea was “in the nature of a fishing and roving enquiry which is not permissible in law”.the submissions were made in the reply filed to swamy’s list of witnesses and other evidence given to metropolitan magistrate lovleen in the case. “the application preferred by the complainant (swamy) is vague and devoid...






aircel-maxis graft case: delhi high court seeks marans’ reply on cbi plea


by: pti | new delhi | published:may 22, 2017 12:44 pm former telecom minister dayanidhi maran. (file photo)the delhi high court today sought responses from former telecom minister dayanidhi maran, his brother and industrialist kalanithi maran and others on a cbi plea challenging their discharge in the aircel-maxis graft case. justice i s mehta issued the notices on the central bureau of investigation’s (cbi) plea against the february 2 order of a special court discharging all the accused in the case.the high court asked the maran brothers to respond to the plea and fixed the matter for hearing on august 29. the special court, while discharging all the accused, had said no prima facie case warranting framing of charges was made out against them on the basis of the material placed on ...






herald case: court asks sonia, rahul gandhi to reply on subramanian swamy's plea


new delhi: a delhi court today granted three weeks' time to congress president sonia gandhi, its vice president rahul gandhi and four others to respond on a plea of bjp leader subramanian swamy seeking certain documents from the party in the national herald case. metropolitan magistrate lovleen gave time till july 22 to them after their counsel submitted that they have not received a copy of the application of swamy, who has filed a private criminal complaint. the court considered the plea of the congress leaders and directed swamy to hand them over a copy of the application. swamy, in his complaint, has accused the gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by paying just rs 50 lakh through which the young indian pvt ltd (yi) obtained the right to recover rs 90.25.






national herald case: subramanian swamy withdraws plea to summon b s hooda


by: pti | new delhi | published:may 15, 2017 7:58 pm swamy had said that he needed time to verify whether the cbi and ed cases in the panchkula matter were connected to the present matter. (representational image)bjp mp subramanian swamy on monday withdrew his plea seeking summoning of former haryana chief minister and congress leader b s hooda as a witness in the national herald case filed by him against top congress leaders sonia gandhi, rahul gandhi and others. swamy had earlier told the court that hooda was questioned by the cbi in a case related to the panchkula plot allotment matter and his deposition in this case would help the present case since both the matters were related. swamy, however, on monday told the metropolitan magistrate lovleen that the present case was not re...






national herald: herald case: sonia, rahul gandhi oppose subramanian swamy's ple


new delhi: congress president sonia gandhi and vice president rahul gandhi today opposed as "vague and devoid of material particulars" bjp mp subramanian swamy's plea seeking summoning of witnesses in the national herald case. the gandhis, who are accused in the case along with some other congress leaders, contended that swamy's plea was "in the nature of a fishing and roving enquiry which is not permissible in law". the submissions were made in the reply filed to swamy's list of witnesses and other evidence given to metropolitan magistrate lovleen in the case. "the application preferred by the complainant (swamy) is vague and devoid of material particulars and is in the nature of a fishing and roving enquiry which is not permissible in law. "swamy has proceeded to enlist the witn...






aircel-maxis case: court refuses to initiate proceedings on cbi plea


by: pti | new delhi | published:may 18, 2017 2:06 pm a court in new delhi on thursday refused to initiate proceedings on the plea of the cbi seeking to declare malaysian nationals t ananda krishnan and augustus ralph marshall as absconders in the aircel-maxis deal case.a court in new delhi on thursday refused to initiate proceedings on the plea of the cbi seeking to declare malaysian nationals t ananda krishnan and augustus ralph marshall as absconders in the aircel-maxis deal case.  special judge o p saini also adjourned sine die the case against the two accused against whom the arrest warrants have been pending.on the last date of hearing, the cbi had told the court that more steps were needed to be taken to secure the presence of krishnan and marshall, who were charge-sheeted alon...






get material on fipb clearance to aircel-maxis: supreme court to subramanian swa


new delhi: supreme court today asked bjp leader subramanian swamy to bring "concrete material" to support his allegations of illegality committed by then finance minister p chidambaram in granting fipb clearance to aircel-maxis deal in 2006. "you show us some concrete material," a bench headed by chief justice j s khehar told swamy when he argued that the then finance minister had given foreign investment promotion board (fipb) clearance to the deal which should have been referred to the cabinet committee on economic affairs (ccea). he argued before the bench, that also comprised justices n v ramana and d y chandrachud, that the issue of fipb clearance should have been referred to the ccea, headed by the prime minister, as the ccea alone was empowered to clear foreign investments over rs






aircel-maxis case: delhi court grants anticipatory bail to karti chidambaram


by: express web desk | new delhi | published: march 24, 2018 4:34 pm aircel maxis case: delhi court grants protection from arrest to karti chidambaram. (express photo/file)related newsa delhi court on saturday granted karti chidamabram interim protection from arrest in the aircel-maxis case till april 16. special judge o p saini gave three weeks time to the investigating agencies cbi and enforcement directorate to file their replies on karti’s anticipatory bail pleas.the court also said that karti shall not leave the country without its permission and asked him to appear before the investigating officer on being summoned.senior lawyer kapil sibal had sought anticipatory bail for karti in the cbi case, arguing that there was neither any allegation against karti in the aircel maxis ca...






setback to karti chidambaram: assets attachment confirmed


by: express news service | new delhi | published: march 14, 2018 3:01 am the ed is probing the aircel-maxis deal, as part of the 2g spectrum allocation case, after taking cognizance of a cbi fir. . (express photo: ganesh shirsekar)in a setback to karti chidambaram, currently in jail in connection with inx media case, the adjudicating authority of prevention of money laundering act (pmla), on tuesday confirmed the attachment of assets worth rs 1.16 crore belonging to a company allegedly associated with him.the assets had been provisionally attached by ed in connection with the aircel maxis case. “adjudicating authority of pmla confirms attachment of assets worth rs 1.16 crore of karti p chidambaram and advantage strategic consulting pvt ltd in aircel maxis case,” the agency said in...






aircel-maxis case: cbi begins inquiry into how probe papers reached home of p ch


by: express news service | new delhi | published: february 9, 2018 3:43 am chidambaram on january 13 had termed the ed raids against his son “a comedy of errors” (express photo/file)related newsthe cbi has initiated an internal inquiry to find out how documents related to its probe into the aircel-maxis deal reached the house of former finance minister p chidambaram. in a recent search conducted at the jor bagh residence of chidambaram, the ed reportedly recovered a 2013 draft report of the cbi on the aircel-maxis deal case.the ed is probing chidambaram’s role in the foreign investment promotion board’s approval given for the deal and the alleged role of his son karti through a company associated with him.sources in the ed said the document was seized by the agency on january...






aircel-maxis pmla case: p chidambaram expected to appear before ed tomorrow


by: pti | new delhi | published: june 4, 2018 9:26:21 pm former finance minister p chidambaram. (express photo/file)related newsformer finance minister p chidambaram is expected to depose before the enforcement directorate at new delhi on tuesday in connection with the aircel-maxis money laundering case.official sources said the agency has issued fresh summons to the senior congress leader to appear before the investigating officer of the case. once he appears, the agency is expected to record his statement under the prevention of money laundering act (pmla).chidambaram’s role has come under the scanner in the rs 3,500 crore aircel-maxis deal in which the ed has already questioned his son, karti. the former finance minister, also the ex-home minister, had last week approached the ...






subramanian swamy: jet-etihad deal: sc to hear plea of subramanian swamy after 8


new delhi: the supreme court today said it would hear after eight weeks bjp leader subramanian swamy's plea seeking quashing of the deal between jet airways and abu dhabi-based etihad airways. swamy has recently amended his plea to challenge the bilateral agreement between india and the uae also on increasing the number of flights. a bench comprising chief justice dipak misra and justices a m khanwilkar and d y chandrachud considered the submission of the bjp leader that a parliamentary committee shared his view on the bilateral agreement between india and the uae on increasing the number of flights. "we will list it for hearing after eight weeks," it said. earlier, the court had asked swamy to file an amended plea, seeking to quash the alliance between jet airways and abu dhabi-based e...






aircel-maxis case: chidambaram appears before ed, grilled for 6 hours | india ne


new delhi: former union minister p chidambaram was on tuesday questioned in the aircel-maxis case for the first time by the enforcement directorate, a department which was under him during his tenure in the finance ministry. the senior congress leader, who was considered one of the most powerful ministers in the previous upa government, was questioned by the probe agency for over six hours. the agency recorded his statement under the pmla (prevention of money laundering act) with some specific queries on the circumstances and procedures adopted by the now-defunct foreign investment promotion board (fipb) while giving approval to the aircel-maxis deal + during his tenure. chidambaram's son karti has already been questioned by the ed twice in this case. soon aft...






2g spectrum scam: aircel-maxis case: sc seeks status reports on probe


new delhi: the supreme court today asked the cbi, the ed and the special public prosecutor appointed by it in the 2g spectrum scam case to file a status report on the probe carried out by ed officer rajeshwar singh in the aircel-maxis deal case. it said that it wanted to know against whom what investigation was pending or had been completed and what was the stage of the probe in the case. a bench of justices arun mishra and m m shantanagoudar said that this matter had not come before the court for a while and, therefore, it wanted to know the status of the investigation. "you file a status report on the investigation done so far, against whom it is pending or complete. we want everything. file it by the next date of hearing on january 4," it told special public prose...






herald, panchkula cases ‘not related’, swamy drops plea to call hooda


written by anindya thakuria | new delhi | published:may 16, 2017 2:51 am bjp mp subramanian swamybjp mp subramanian swamy on monday withdrew his demand to summon former haryana chief minister bhupinder singh hooda in the national herald case. swamy had sought summoning of hooda and three haryana government bureaucrats in a cbi case on alleged irregularities in allotment of a plot of land in panchkula, haryana, by the then hooda-led state government to associated journals ltd (ajl), the publishers of national herald.the national herald case is based on a private complaint lodged by swamy. he had accused sonia and rahul gandhi of allegedly conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds in the acquisition of ajl by young indian.in the previous hearing on april 22, swamy had submitted t...






aircel-maxis case: cbi to challenge order on aircel-maxis in delhi high court


new delhi: the central bureau of investigation has decided to approach the delhi high court to challenge a trial court’s order acquitting the accused in the aircel-maxis case, sources in the probe agency said. a special cbi court had in february discharged former telecom minister dayanidhi maran, his industrialist brother kalanithi maran, and several others over alleged irregularities in the aircel-maxis deal. the enforcement directorate, the finance ministry wing that probes money laundering, has already filed a petition in the delhi high court against the discharge of the maran brothers. in its petition, the cbi will contend that the lower court had erred in law while discharging the accused, cbi sources told et. they said the agency would argue that the lower court failed to appreciat..






national herald case: delhi court asks sonia, rahul gandhi to reply on subramani


by: pti | new delhi | updated: july 1, 2017 8:27 pm on december 19, 2015, the court had granted bail to sonia, rahul, vora, fernandes and dubey, who had appeared before it pursuant to summonses. pitroda was granted bail on february 20, 2016 when he had appeared in the court. (file photo)related newsa delhi court on saturday granted three weeks’ time to congress president sonia gandhi, its vice president rahul gandhi and four others to respond on a plea of bjp leader subramanian swamy seeking certain documents from the party in the national herald case. metropolitan magistrate lovleen gave time till july 22 to them after their counsel submitted that they have not received a copy of the application of swamy, who has filed a private criminal complaint.the court considered the plea of ...






aircel maxis case: court reserves order on karti chidambaram’s plea for protecti


by: pti | new delhi | published: march 24, 2018 1:00 pm karti was yesterday given bail by the high court in the inx media case. (file)related newsa delhi court today reserved its order on the pleas of karti chidambaram seeking protection from arrest in the aircel-maxis matter arising out of the 2g spectrum cases.special judge o p saini reserved the order for later in the day after hearing a battery of senior advocates appearing for karti, son of former union minister p chidambaram.during the hour-long hearing, senior lawyer kapil sibal sought anticipatory bail for karti in the aircel maxis cases lodged by the cbi and the enforcement directorate (ed).karti was yesterday given bail by the high court in the inx media case.arguing in the cbi case, sibal said there was neither any allegati...






aircel maxis case: karti chidambaram calls cbi summons ‘illegal, mala fide, hara


by: pti | new delhi | published:october 4, 2017 5:14 pm karti chidambaram (file photo)related newsformer finance minister p chidambaram’s son karti on wednesday said the cbi’s summons issued to him to appear for questioning in the aircel maxis matter was illegal and mala fide and a bid to harass him and his family. he urged the cbi not to insist on his appearance before it in a submission to the investigating team through his lawyer arun natarajan.karti was called by the cbi to appear for questioning on wednesday in the case that pertains to a foreign investment clearance given by the fipb to global communication services holdings ltd for investing in aircel. the submission said in connection with the matter of aircel maxis and inx media, p chidambaram had filed an affidavit befor...






aircel-maxis case: p chidambaram cries foul after ed questions him for 8 hours


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: june 5, 2018 8:53:41 pm former union minister p chidambaram was today grilled by the ed for over eight hours in aircel-maxis case.related newssenior congress leader p chidambaram on tuesday reiterated that no fir has been lodged against him in the aircel-maxis money laundering case, even as he was grilled by the central probe agency for over eight hours. chidambaram cried foul alleging that no fir was registered against him, yet a probe had been initiated against him.he said all the answers he gave to the agency were already recorded in government documents. “appeared before the ed. the questions were about what is already recorded in the file. hence, answers too were what is recorded in the file. need to reiterate there is no fir, no off...






aircel-maxis case: karti granted protection from arrest till april 16


written by abhishek angad | new delhi | published: march 25, 2018 6:32 am karti chidambaram on saturday got another relief from a city court that granted him protection from arrest till april 16 in the aircel-maxis case.top newsa day after securing bail from the delhi high court in inx media case, karti chidambaram on saturday got another relief from a city court that granted him protection from arrest till april 16 in aircel-maxis matter arising out of the 2g spectrum cases lodged by the central bureau of investigation (cbi) and enforcement directorate (ed).special judge o p saini granted the relief to karti as both the investigative agencies had sought three weeks to file their responses on the anticipatory bail plea moved by karti. an anticipatory bail application was filed on ...






no party can accept cash donation more than rs 2000/source


in a welcome move, the finance minister arun jaitley on february 1 presented the union budget 2017 and announced that the maximum donation that a party can accept as a cash donation is rs 2000. he added that political parties will be entitled to receive donations by cheque or in the digital mode from their donors.the finance minister announced this decision after observing that political parties continue to receive most funds through anonymous donations.it is for the first time in the history of india, both the union budget and the rail budget have been merged with the general budget. there will be no separate rail budget, this time! this decision to present the budget together was taken with the aim to complete the whole process before the end of this financial year.you may also likejaitl