Electoral Bonds Data: India's lottery king, who donated the most to political parties

Electoral Bonds Data: India's lottery king, who donated the most to political parties

The Election Commission has made the data of electoral bonds public.

According to the SBI Electoral Bond data made public by the Election Commission, Future A company named Gaming and Hotels has purchased the maximum number of electoral bonds. That is, this company has been at the forefront in giving election donations to various political parties through electoral bonds. This company mainly does business in the lottery sector.

Famous as Lottery King

The name of the founder of Future Gaming and Hotels is Santiago Martin, who is known as the Lottery King of India. Is also called. This company is currently operating in more than a dozen states of the country, where lottery is legally valid. Future Gaming's business is mainly spread in South India and Northeast India. In South India, the company operates through a subsidiary called Martin Karnataka, while in North-East India it operates through a subsidiary called Martin Sikkim Lotteries.

Operates in these states

The company According to the information given on its website, it is currently working in 13 states of the country, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim and West Bengal. He has more than 1000 employees. The company is the sole distributor of Dear Lottery in Nagaland and Sikkim.

Started work at the age of 13

According to the website of Future Gaming, founder Martin started working at the age of just 13. Lottery work had started. Starting his work at a young age, he had created a huge network of lottery sellers and buyers across the country. According to the website, he once worked as a laborer in Myanmar. Later he made his name in the lottery business.

The business has spread so much

Now, the business empire of Santiago Martin has become quite huge, which apart from lottery, includes everything from real estate to Sectors like education are included. According to separate reports, Coimbatore-based Martin Homeopathy Medical College and Hospital, television music channel SS Music, M&C Property Development, Martin Nandavanam Apartment, Lima Real Estate Private Limited, etc. are also said to be Martin's businesses. >Martin's past has been controversial

Santiago Martin has a deep connection with controversies. He has also been arrested earlier in various cases. In 2008, he was accused of fraud of Rs 4,500 crore in Sikkim. In 2011, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka police and in 2013, Kerala Police raided Martin's premises regarding lottery business. In 2015, the Income Tax Department had raided premises linked to Martin in several states. Last year, ED had attached Martin's properties worth Rs 457 crore under the Money Laundering Act. Also read: Bad start due to global pressure, Sensex opened below 73 thousand points.

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