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Top Buyers of Electoral Bonds: 'These' Companies Lead in Giving Donations, 'These' Political Parties Are Rich | leader


Top Buyers of Electoral Bonds: The State Bank of India (SBI) had handed over electoral bond data to the Election Commission following a stern Supreme Court order. Now the Election Commission has uploaded the information related to Electoral Bonds from SBI on its website. After this, the complete information of the donors who purchased electoral bonds as well as the political parties who received the amount of these bonds has come to light.

Those donating to political parties through electoral bonds include Grasim Industries, Megha Engineering, Piramal Enterprises Limited, Apollo Tyres, Edelweiss, PVR, Kventor, Sula Wine, Welspun, Sun Pharma, Torrent Power, Bharti Airtel, DLF Commercial Developers, Muthoot Finance Limited, Pegasus Properties. Private Limited, Finolex Cables Limited, Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, Edelweiss Housing Finance Limited, GHCL Limited, Jindal Poly Films Limited, ITC Limited, Vedanta Limited, Reported ANI Limited include major companies. (Top Buyers of Electoral Bonds)

Top 10 Donors in SBI Bonds List (Electoral Bond)

Out of the entire list of donors buying SBI bonds, Future Gaming and Hotel Services (Lottery Martin), Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited are the top donors. Future Gaming and Hotel Services (Lottery Martin) Co. has bought bonds worth Rs 1,368 crore, while Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Ltd has bought bonds worth Rs 980 crore.

Donations received by 'these' parties

According to the data released by the Election Commission, DMK, JDS, NCP, Trinamool Congress, JDU, RJD, AAP, SP have also received donations through electoral bonds. Apart from this, BJP, Congress, AIADMK, BRS, Shiv Sena, TDP, YSR Congress are among those who get money through electoral bonds.

A landmark judgment of the Supreme Court

In a historic judgment delivered on February 15, a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court struck down the Electoral Bonds scheme. Terming it 'unconstitutional', the bench ordered the Election Commission to disclose the details of the donors and the amount given by them as well as the recipients.



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