Funnel of funding transparency: Here're donations made by corporate houses

The ADR said 16 of the 23 electoral trusts submitted details of their contribution for 2020-21 (FY21) to the Election Commission of India

BJP received over Rs 900 crore as donations between 2016 and 2018: ADR
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The BJP received Rs 212.05 crore, or 82.05 per cent, of these donations, while the Janata Dal (United) secured Rs 27 crore, or 10.45 per cent of the amount

Aditi Phadnis
Seven electoral trusts received  Rs 258.49 crore from corporations and individuals. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged more than 82 per cent of the contributions, according to poll rights body Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) in a report published earlier this year.

An electoral trust aims at improving transparency in the use of funds for election-related expenses.

The ADR said 16 of the 23 electoral trusts submitted details of their contribution for 2020-21 (FY21) to the Election Commission of India.  Of those only seven declared having received donations.

“Seven electoral trusts which have declared receiving contributions during FY21 have received a total of

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First Published: Oct 30 2022 | 10:48 PM IST

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