ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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50 Years of EPW: Donations to Party Funds—Who Gets Them

Vol I, No 3 SEPTEMBER 3, 1966


A Young progressive in the Bombay business world was extremely bitter that Bombay business houses are inhibited against making any contribution to Swatantra Party funds. Probably he had in mind Gujarati business houses with long-standing affiliation to the Congress and personal loyalties to individual Congress leaders. This is certainly not true of the major registered companies whose contributions to Swatantra party funds in pre-election year 1961 was certainly quite considerable, being more than a quarter of their contribution to the Congress.

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