Bhubaneswar, Feb. 15 -- The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a unanimous verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the legal validity of the Central government's Electoral Bond scheme which allows for anonymous funding to political parties.

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said there were two separate judgements - one penned by him and the other by Justice Sanjiv Khanna and both the verdicts were unanimous.

While holding the anonymous Electoral Bonds scheme violative of Right to Information under Article 19(1)(a), the Apex Court stated that political parties are relevant units in the electoral process and information about funding of political parties is essential for electoral choices.

The SC further said that infringement to th...