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Clinton fund’s India links

From Business Standard:

Samajwadi Party General Secretary and Member of Parliament Amar Singh, steel baron Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, businessmen Ajit Gulabchand and the late Lalit Suri, companies like Reliance, Ranbaxy, Iffco and Suzlon and the Confederation of Indian Industry have all made large contributions to the foundation set up by former US President Bill Clinton.

The William J Clinton Foundation on Thursday released the list of its donors as part of an agreement to allay concerns about potential conflicts if Senator Hillary Clinton is confirmed as secretary of state in the Obama administration. The foundation has raised over $492 million since its inception in 2001 with the state aim of fighting poverty, disease and climate change.

The list does not mention the date the donations were made or how much the donors gave, though it buckets them in broad categories. Singh, Mittal and Suzlon Energy fall in the third-largest category of $1-5 million.

The disclosure could raise some uncomfortable questions at home. For instance, while filing his Rajya Sabha nomination papers, Singh had last month disclosed that his net worth was Rs 37 crore ($7.4 million).

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