Four dental colleges figure among the top 10 from Punjab and Chandigarh in giving donations to the BJP, according to a report released by the Association for Democratic Reforms. During 2014-15, Desh Bhagat Dental College, Muktsar; Gian Sagar Dental College, Banur; and National Dental College, Dera Bassi; donated Rs 3 lakh each to the saffron party. Avtar Singh, who has mentioned Shri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, as his address, also contributed the same amount. Ludhiana-based Avon Cycles Limited and Avon Ispat and Power Limited donated Rs 2.75 lakh and Rs 1.75 lakh, respectively, to the BJP from 2010 to 2012. Both firms also gave Rs 2.5 lakh each to the Congress in 2011-12, besides Rs 2.5 lakh each (2011-12) and Rs 5 lakh each (2014-15) to the SAD. The Wahid Sandhar Sugar Mill, owned by a Doaba Akali leader, gave Rs 25,000 to the CPM in 2011-12.

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