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Snapshot of the day
October 31, 2023
The Supreme Court is finally hearing arguments against the Modi government’s five-year-old electoral bonds scheme. Prashant Bhushan said that anonymity promotes corruption. Kapil Sibal said that it harms democracy by favouring the ruling party. And the Chief Justice of India showed how bonds can be used for political trading. Written submissions for the arguments are available here.
The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal for recording his statement on Thursday in connection with the Delhi excise policy case, in which his former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was denied bail on Monday. Sisodia has been in custody since February 26, and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh has also been in jail since October 5. AAP leaders are predicting the imminent arrest of their leader and say that the BJP is in a hurry to shut down their party – which has, ironically, been derided as the BJP’s B-team.
In an urgent email alert, Apple warned 14 opposition leaders and journalists last night that “state-sponsored attackers” may be targeting their devices. In the face of public consternation, as many targets took to X to express their anger, the government’s first instinct was to spread disinformation via trusted journalists. A TV anchor tweeted
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