Political parties support trust under EC to disburse corporate funding


New Delhi: Cutting across political affiliations, parties on Sunday batted for a national trust under the Election Commission to disburse money donated by corporates for political activities while disfavouring direct corporate funding to them.
While "70 per cent" of the participants agreed that there was need for state funding of political parties, they insisted that more consultations were required to work out the modalities in this regard.