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Tatas' election expenditure rises more than 20 times since 2014

For the ongoing elections, it has made contributions to all national parties, with the biggest chunk going to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

A polling officer puts an indelible ink mark on the finger of a voter during the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station, in Nagaon, Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Photo: PTI
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Nivedita MookerjiArchis Mohan New Delhi
The Tata group, through its electoral trust, is learnt to have contributed Rs 500-600 crore towards the 2019 Lok Sabha (LS) elections, pushing up its poll expenditure by more than 20 times since 2014. In the financial year 2014-15, it disbursed Rs 25.11 crore to political parties, according to official filings made by Progressive Electoral Trust, the Tata group’s election funding vehicle. 

For the ongoing elections, it has made contributions to all national parties, with the biggest chunk going to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The electoral trust distributes the contribution proportionately to the registered national political parties on the

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 8:33 PM IST

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