Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd. biggest donor for AIADMK in electoral bonds

The party also received ₹1 crore from the Coimbatore-based Lakshmi Machine Works Limited and ₹5 lakh from an individual Gopal Srinivasan of Chennai

Updated - March 18, 2024 04:37 pm IST

Published - March 18, 2024 06:39 am IST - Chennai

All the funds through electoral bonds were received by the AIADMK between April 2, and April 4, 2019, in two days. File

All the funds through electoral bonds were received by the AIADMK between April 2, and April 4, 2019, in two days. File | Photo Credit: T. Singaravelou

The AIADMK had received ₹6.05 crore through the electoral bond route, with the majority of the contributions coming from Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd (The Directors of India Cements Ltd.). All these funds through electoral bonds were received between April 2, and April 4, 2019, in two days. The party did not receive any electoral bonds in subsequent years.

The CSK Cricket Ltd. had donated ₹5 crore in all.

The party received ₹1 crore from the Coimbatore-based Lakshmi Machine Works Limited and ₹5 lakh from an individual Gopal Srinivasan of Chennai, according to the information shared by it with the Secretary of the Election Commission India’s Election Expenditure Division.

Incidentally, the party had submitted the same information twice once in 2019 by O. Panneerselvam its then coordinator (since expelled) and again in 2023 by its general secretary Edappadi K. Palaniswami.

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