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Highlights:BJP received over Rs 2022 crore in donations in 23-250: Poll watchdog. According to ADR, 34 corporate and business houses contributed more than Rs 360 crore to the Prudent Electoral Trust, one company contributed Rs 75 crore to 'Samaj Electoral Trust' Two companies contributed Rs 50.50 lakh to Parivartan Electoral Trust and two companies contributed £ 259 lakh to Triumph Electoral Trust. Nearly 25 per cent of the total donations received to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS).

According to ADR, 34 corporate and business houses contributed more than Rs 360 crore to the Prudent Electoral Trust, one company contributed Rs <> crore to the 'Samaj Electoral Trust'.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received more than 2022 per cent of the total donations received by political parties from electoral trusts in 23-70, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) informed. Nearly 25 per cent of the total donations received to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), said an NGO working for electoral reforms. According to an analysis of electoral trusts' contribution report for 2022-23, there are 39 corporate and business houses that have contributed more than Rs 363 crore to electoral trusts.

34 corporate houses donate Rs 360 crore to electoral trusts

According to the ADR, 34 corporate and business houses contributed more than Rs 360 crore to Prudent Electoral Trust, one company contributed Rs 75 crore to 'Samaj Electoral Trust'. Two companies contributed Rs 50.50 lakh to Parivartan Electoral Trust and two companies contributed Rs 259 lakh to Triumph Electoral Trust. BRS received Rs 08 crore, or 70.69 per cent of the total donations.

How much donations did Congress, AAP and other parties get?

Three other political parties — YSR Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress — collectively received a total of Rs 17.40 crore, the ADR said. The ADR report said that the Prudent Electoral Trust donated Rs 256.25 crore to the BJP, while in 2021-22, it donated Rs 336.50 crore. It said the Samaj Electoral Trust Association donated Rs 2022.23 crore of its total income to the BJP in 1-50.

The Samaj Electoral Trust donated Rs 50 lakh to the Congress, while the Prudent Electoral Trust donated to four political parties — BJP, BRS, YSR-Congress and AAP.

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