BJP received over Rs 2,500 Crores from unidentified sources, claims ADR

It calculated that the BJP's receipts from unidentified sources was equal to 78.24% i.e. the total income of the seven national parties

The Bharatiya Janata Party received sum of Rs 2,642.63 crore from unidentified sources in the financial year 2019- 2020, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in a report.

 

The organisation calculated that the saffron party’s receipts from unidentified sources was equal to 78.24% of the total income of the seven national parties.

 

“This income of [the] BJP is 3.5 times more the aggregate of income from unknown sources declared by the other six national parties (Rs 734.78 cr),” the report said.

 

The report further stated that the total amount of money received by seven national parties from identified as well as unidentified sources was Rs 4,758.20 crore.

 

Apart from the Modi-led government, the other parties included in the analysis were the Congress, the Trinamool Congress, the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Nationalist Congress Party and the Communist Party of India.

 

The total income of the political parties through identified donors was Rs 1,013.80 crore, and from known sources (sale of assets, membership fee, and bank interest, among others) was Rs 366.99 crore.

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