Donations received by recognized political parties in the financial year 2020-21 have decreased by over Rs 420 crore, which is 41.49 per cent, as compared to the previous financial year. Election analysis group ADR gave this information on Thursday. A few days before the start of the financial year 2020-21, the first wave of the Covid epidemic came and a complete ban was imposed across the country. The National People’s Party has not been included in this report as information on this party is not available on the Commission’s website.

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in a report that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) share has declined by 39.23 per cent, from Rs 758.77 crore in 2019-2020 to Rs 2020 crore. 477.54 crore. 21. But before that
Gone party donations increased by 5.88% in 2019-20 as compared to 2018-19.

The contribution to the Congress declined by 46.39 per cent, from Rs 139,016 crore in 2019-20 to Rs 74,524 crore in 2020-21. Whereas between 2018-19 and 2019-20, the Congress donation has decreased by 6.44%. National parties received a total of Rs 246 crore from Delhi, Rs 71.68 crore from Maharashtra and over Rs 47 crore from Gujarat. The report states that 6.39 per cent i.e. Rs 37.912 crore has not been included in the list of any state or union territory due to incomplete information provided by national parties.

BJP, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Congress, Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Trinamool Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) And the National People’s Party is one of the eight recognized national parties. Of the country. The corporate and business sector donated Rs 480.655 crore to national parties, which was more than 80 per cent of the total donations, while 2,258 individual donors contributed a total of Rs 111.65 crore or Rs 18,804 crore to these parties during the financial year 2020-21. Gave a percentage. .

The BJP received more than 1,100 donations (Rs 416.794 crore) from the corporate and business sectors, while 1,071 individual donors gave Rs 60.37 crore to the party during the financial year 2020-21. During the financial year 2020-21, Congress received a total of Rs. 35.89 crore through 146 donations from the corporate sector and Rs. 38.634 crore through 931 individual donors. Only the BSP submitted the report on time. The ADR report states that the last date for submission of donation reports for all parties was September 30, 2021. Until then, only the Bahujan Samaj Party had submitted its report. In addition, other national parties have delayed by 10 to 178 days.

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