The Times of India

One of the three people whom the Centre named in the Supreme Court as being black money account holders had made big donations to both BJP and Congress between 2004 and 2012.

Radha S Timblo, a Goa-based miner and owner of Timblo Pvt Ltd, donated Rs 1.18 crore to the BJP and Rs 65 lakh to the Congress in this period, Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) said, quoting figures submitted by the parties to the Election Commission.

The Centre on Monday named Pradip Burman, Radha Timblo and Pankaj Lodhiya in an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court on people with black money accounts.

"An analysis of the donations made by individuals and corporates to national parties between 2004-05 and 2011-12 shows that Timblo Pvt Ltd, whose managing director is Radha Timblo, donated nine times to the BJP, a total of Rs 1.18 crore and thrice to the Congress, to a total of Rs 65 lakh, in seven years," said Jagdish Chokkar, a founder-member of ADR, a group that advocates electoral reform.

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