New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal-led India Against Corruption has been bankrolled by corporate big wigs who donated to his Public Cause Research Foundation, media report said on Sunday.

Public Cause Research Foundation's balance sheet shows that Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Co got Rs.96.5 lakh from pre-eminent names in the world of business and finance.

Report claimed that Narayana Murthy made a personal contribution of Rs.12 lakh in 2010-11. Mumbai-based stock broking firm Enam Securities owned by Vallabh Bhansali gave a contribution of Rs 2 lakh while Tata Social Welfare Trust came forward with a cheque of Rs. 25 lakh. Vikram Lal of Eicher gave a cheque of Rs.3 lakh. JM Financial Foundation provided Rs.50,000. Religare Enterprises CEO Shachindra Nath gave Rs.20,000. Sanjiv Bikhchandani of naukri.com who gave Rs.50,000. Bangalore-based Kasturi Trust provided Rs.25 lakh to Kejriwal's foundation. Jagan Nath Gupta Memorial Education Society gave a donation of Rs.13 lakh.

Manish Sisodia, Kejriwal's close associate and Public Cause Research Foundation trustee has said ‘Some of the corporate leaders like Narayana Murthy have actively supported us.’

Public Cause Research Foundation, founded on December 19, 2006 by Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and TV producer and writer Abhinandan Sekhri, is a Delhi-based NGO.

(JPN/Bureau)

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