The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Election integrity: the Indian Electoral Bonds Scam

The Electoral Bonds scheme was introduced by the Indian government as a tool to make political donations through banking channels. It was subsequently used by individuals within that government, according to Poonam Agarwal’s investigation, to take bribes in the form of donations. Agarwal exposed the hidden unique alphanumeric codes embedded in the bonds, opening a Pandora’s box of corruption.

Poonam Agarwal

Poonam Agarwal is an award-winning Independent Senior Investigative Journalist with over 20 years of experience in journalism. She is also a legal Advocate. She started her career as a TV journalist in 2005 and worked with the BBC, NDTV, Times Now, The Quint among others.
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