28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?



Yes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns

"Government shall contribute funds or other public resources towards the activities of political parties or organisations represented in Parliament in accordance with the following principles-

a) registered political parties or organisations shall be funded by Government under this Act in respect of elections and their normal day to day activities;

b) in respect of elections, Government shall finance political organisations and parties on equal basis."

(Section 14A,  the Political Parties and Organisations Act, 2005 as completed and modified by the 2010 Amendment). 


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