Goa miner donated to BJP, Congress: ADR

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 28, 2014 09:26 IST

A company owned by a Goa mining magnate accused of stashing black money abroad donated Rs.1.18 crore to the BJP and Rs.65 lakh to the Congress, statistics related to donations show.

Timblo Pvt Ltd, whose managing director is Radha Timblo, made nine donations to the Bharatiya Janata Party and also donated money thrice to the Congress over a period of seven years.

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and the National Election Watch (NEW) also said Monday that bullion trader Chamanbhai Lodhiya from Rajkot in Gujarat gave Rs.51,000 to the BJP.

The central government Monday filed an affidavit with the Supreme Court disclosing the names of Timblo, Lodhia and former Dabur executive Pradip Burman who allegedly stashed black money abroad and thus evaded tax.

The ADR and NEW analysed the donations made by individuals and corporates to national political parties between fiscal 2004-05 and 2011-12.

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