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PM Modi Contributes Rs 2,000 to BJP Fund, Calls for Nationwide Support in Nation Building Efforts

March 4, 2024 12:00 pm

PM Modi Contributes Rs 2,000 to BJP Fund, Calls for Nationwide Support in Nation Building Efforts

                                                                    Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi, March 4, 2024 Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonstrated his commitment to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) cause by contributing Rs 2,000 to the party fund on Sunday. Through a post on the social media platform X, PM Modi shared his contribution and encouraged citizens to join the #DonationForNationBuilding initiative through the NaMoApp.

In his post, PM Modi expressed his happiness in supporting the BJP’s endeavors to build a “Viksit Bharat” (Developed India) ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The call for donations comes as the BJP gears up for the electoral battle, emphasizing the collective responsibility in shaping the nation’s future.

Party President Jagat Prakash Nadda had earlier shown solidarity by contributing Rs 1,000 to the party fund on March 1, aligning with PM Modi’s vision for a “Viksit Bharat.”

The BJP, in its first list of 195 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, announced that PM Modi would contest again from Varanasi, while Amit Shah would contest from Gandhinagar.

Notably, the BJP reported donations of nearly Rs 720 crore in the fiscal year 2022-23, a figure that surpassed the combined contributions received by four other national parties – the Congress, AAP, CPI-M, and National People’s Party, as revealed by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

The Supreme Court, on February 15, invalidated the Modi government’s 2018 electoral bonds scheme, which allowed anonymous political funding. The bench, led by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, underscored the importance of transparency in political funding, stating that voters need information about funding for effective decision-making. The ruling declared the changes made in the laws to implement the scheme as unconstitutional. As a result, the political landscape is witnessing a renewed focus on financial transparency and accountability.

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