In the financial year 2019-20, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had declared its assets of Rs 4847 crore. This is the highest among all the political parties in the country. On the other hand, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) stood second, which declared its assets at Rs 698.33 crore, and the Congress, which declared its assets at the third position at Rs 588.16 crore. This information has been given in the report of the ADR (Association for Democratic Reforms), an advocacy group for electoral reforms.

ADR has prepared this report on the basis of its analysis of assets and liabilities of national and regional parties in 2019-20. According to the analysis, the total assets declared by seven national political parties in this financial year stood at Rs.6988.57 crore and 44 regional political parties at Rs.2129.38 crore. The share of the BJP in the total assets of the seven national parties was 69.37 percent, that of the BSP was 9.99 and that of the Congress was 8.42 percent.

The share of top 10 in the total assets of 44 regional parties is more than 95 percent. According to the report, 44 regional parties, the wealth of top 10 political parties stood at 2028.715 crore. This is 95.27 percent of all regional parties. At the same time, the Samajwadi Party (SP) declared the highest asset among regional parties at Rs 563.47 crore (26.46 percent). Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) came second with its assets of Rs 301.47 crore. Apart from this, the third place among regional parties was AIADMK which has declared assets of Rs 267.61 crore.

Fixed Deposits/ FDRs accounted for the largest share of 1639.51 crores (76.99 percent) of the total assets declared by regional parties. In this BJP declared assets worth 3253 crores and BSP 618.86 crores. Congress declared 240.90 crores. Among other regional parties, SP declared assets worth 434.219 crores, TRS 256.01 crores, AIADMK 246.90 crores, DMK 162.425 crores, Shiv Sena 148.46 crores and Biju Janata Dal 118.425 crores in this category.

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