EC uploads electoral bond data in accordance with SC order: See full list

Election Commission of India

The Electoral Commission made public the data on electoral bonds on Thursday.

Following a Supreme Court directive, the State Bank of India shared the data with the poll panel on March 12.

The top court had given the Election Commission until 5 pm on March 15 to upload the data on its website.

The EC has presented the details on 'Disclosure of electoral bonds submitted by SBI' in two parts.

According to the data uploaded by the poll panel, buyers of electoral bonds include Grasim Industries, Megha Engineering, Piramal Enterprises, Torrent Power, Bharti Airtel, DLF Commercial Developers, Vedanta Ltd., Apollo Tyres, Lakshmi Mittal, Edelweiss, PVR, Keventer. , Sula Wine, Welspun and Sun Pharma.

Parties that redeemed electoral bonds include the BJP, Congress, AIADMK, BRS, Shiv Sena, TDP, YSR Congress, DMK, JDS, NCP, Trinamool Congress, JDU, RJD, AAP and the Samajwadi Party, according to the data.

In a landmark verdict delivered on February 15, a five-judge constitutional bench scrapped the Centre's electoral bond scheme that allowed anonymous political funding, terming it "unconstitutional" and ordered the EC to disclose the donors, the amount donated by them and the recipients. .

See full list: Wise Party

First published: Mar 14 2024 | 8:35 PM IS

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