BJP receives highest donation of Rs 700 crores in year 2018-19

The information provided pertains to the donation of Rs 20,000 and above that were received by the BJP through cheque or online payments

New Delhi: The ruling BJP government has received over Rs 700 crore the highest amount of donations through cheques and online payments during the financial year 2018-19, with electoral trust managed by Tatas contributing half of the money.

According to information the BJP provided to the Election Commission Tatas-controlled Progressive Electoral Trust gave Rs 356 crore in donation, while Prudent Electoral Trust — India’s richest trust gave Rs 54.25 crore in donations.

Prudent Trust is backed by top corporate houses to BJP that includes Bharti Group, Hero MoroCorp, Jubilant Foodworks, Orient Cement, DLF, JK Tyres, others also.

The information provided pertains to donations of Rs 20,000 and above that were received by the BJP through cheque or online payments.

Donations received in form of electoral bonds were not included in the filing. The BJP has received various donations from individuals, companies as well as electoral trusts.

According to the election code, political parties are mandated to disclose all donations they receive in a financial year.

Currently, all political parties are not required to declare the names of individuals and organizations giving less than Rs 20,000 nor of those who donate via electoral bonds.

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