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The BJP has been on the top for the 7th consecutive year in terms of getting donations from corporate and individual to political parties. In 2019-20, BJP got Rs 750 crore from donations. This amount is 5 times more than the donation received by the Congress (Rs 139 crore). At number three is Sharad Pawar’s NCP which got Rs 59 crore.
During this, CPM got 19.6 crores from donations while Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool got 8 crores. At the same time, CPI had received donations of 1.9 crores. The English news website Indian Express has given this report.
BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s Jupiter Capital, ITC Group, Macrotech Developers (Lodha Developers), BG Shirke Construction Technology, The Prudent Electoral Trust and Jankalyan Electoral Trust have been prominent donors to the BJP.
Major Donor of BJP
|Prudent Electoral Trust||217.75 crore|
|Jankalyan Electoral Trust||45.95 crore|
|BG Shirke Construction Technology||35 crore|
|Lodha Developers||21 crore|
|Jupiter Capital||15 crore|
(Donation amount is in rupees and figures are for 2019-20.)
An electoral trust is a company that receives funds from corporate houses for distribution among political parties. Through this, corporates giving donations to political parties can give money without revealing their identity. Bharti Enterprises, GMR Airport Developers and DLF make major donations to the Prudent Electoral Trust. The Jankalyan Electoral Trust gets money from JSW Group companies.
BJP also received funding of Rs 20 crore from Gulmarg Realtors in October 2019. Gulmarg Sudhakar Shetty is a builder’s company. In January 2020, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) also raided Shetty’s house.
Mewar University gave maximum 2 crores among educational institutions
14 educational institutions are also included in the donation to BJP. Of these, Mewar University gave the maximum amount of Rs 2 crore. On the other hand, Allen Career Kota had given 25 lakh and Krishna Institute of Engineering 10 lakh. Similarly, Rs 2.5 lakh each was received from GD Goenka International School Surat and Pathania Public School Rohtak and Rs 21,000 from Little Heart Convent School Bhiwani.
These BJP leaders also gave funds
|Rajeev Chandrashekhar||2 crore|
|Prema Khandu||1.1 crore|
|Kirron Kher||6.8 lakh|
|Manohar Lal Khattar||5 lakh|