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Political parties get a lot of donations from big companies of the corporate world. The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an organization working for transparency in politics, has released a report regarding this. According to this, the Prudent Electoral Trust has given the maximum number of parties. It has donated 38 times to Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress 38 times in a single year. Both the parties have received a total donation of Rs 247 crore. In such a situation, let us know about Prudent Electoral Trust.

What is Prudent Electoral Trust- Prudent Electoral Trust is the richest electoral trust in the country. About 90 percent of the donations received from the corporate world to political parties reside with it. It was earlier known as Satya Electoral Trust.

BJP gets maximum funds- Prudent Electoral Trust has been one of the biggest fund givers of BJP since 2013-14. On the other hand, the share of Congress has declined. The difference between the donations received by both the parties is huge. In 2019-20, BJP got 216.75 crores and Congress got only 31 crores.

These companies give donations- Backed by Bharti Enterprises, the parent company of Bharti Airtel, Prudent Electoral Trust receives major funding from Future Gaming and Hotel Services, infrastructure firm Megha Engineering and Infrastructure India Ltd, Bharti Airtel, Bharti Infratel and Philips Carbon Black.

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What is Electoral Trust- Under Section 29B of the Representation of the People Act, political parties can take donations from any individual, corporate and companies. They cannot take donations from government and foreign companies. Through Electoral Trust, corporates can donate to political parties without revealing their identity. Political parties have to give information to the Election Commission of those who have donated more than 20 thousand rupees. There is no account less than this. Electoral bonds also help political parties raise funds.

Electoral with more funds Trust- Apart from Prudent, the most funded electoral trusts in 2019-20 include Prudent Electoral Trust, ITC Limited, Jankalyan Electoral Trust, BG Shirke Construction Technology Private Limited and Panchsheel Corporate Park Private Limited. Huh.

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