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Exclusive: BJP to contest next assembly polls in cashless manner 

Sanjay Bhatnagar

Sanjay BhatnagarBy Sanjay Bhatnagar

Published on 14 Nov 2016 10:27 AM GMT

Exclusive: BJP to contest next assembly polls in cashless manner 
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Lucknow: In what could lead to a far reaching political consequence, the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to contest next assembly elections in five states including Uttar Pradesh in a cashless manner.

The decision, if implemented in true spirits, could be a game-changer in the electoral politics in the times to come. The saffron party envisages to deposit party funds directly in the accounts of the candidates who will use this money through banks with full transparency, the party sources revealed to newstrack.com.

It will be a two-pronged attack of the BJP as not only this step will put the party on high moral pedestal but also pose problems for other parties which had crores of money as donations.It is bound to come as a major jolt to several parties who have planned to contest next polls on the basis of money only.

Sources said that the BJP was under malafide attack of opposition in the wake of demonetisation order by the Centre and undue allegations were being levelled against the ruling dispensation at the Centre.

Though there is no formal announcement in this regard but the party leadership has been working meticulously on this and it will be in place before the next assembly elections.

The idea behind this is to maintain probity in electoral process and eliminate the black money from poll exercise.

Sanjay Bhatnagar

Sanjay Bhatnagar

Writer is a bi-lingual journalist with experience of about three decades in print media before switching over to digital media. He is a political commentator and covered many political events in India and abroad.

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