Eng. Bharat Times

According to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms, the BJP has announced donations of more than three times the total amount to five other parties, including the Congress, TMC and NCP. The report said the BJP also disclosed donations from the Amravati Municipal Corporation, where both the mayor and the deputy mayor are from the saffron party.

The party’s announcements also include land received from at least three donors. It said, “The donations declared by the BJP are more than three times the total donations announced by the Congress, NCP, CPI, CPM and Trinamool Congress for the same period (Rs 785.77 crore as against Rs 228.035 crore announced by the rest of the parties). ,” it said.

The report, prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), focuses on donations of over Rs 20,000 received by national political parties during the financial year 2019-20, as submitted by the parties to the Election Commission of India (ECI) Is. . According to the report, BJP announced donation of Rs 4.80 lakh from Amravati Municipal Corporation.

“No details of address, bank name, PAN, among others have been given by the party against this donation. A casual search on the internet reveals that the above donor is a local body of the Government of Maharashtra (as mentioned on their website). This raises questions on the legality of the contribution made by a municipal corporation which is a governing body to a political party (whose mayor and deputy mayor are from the BJP),” the election rights group said. “The BJP made 570 donations of Rs 149.875 announced. crore, AITC collected 52 donations worth Rs 7.1035 crore, Congress collected 25 donations worth Rs 2.6875 crore and NCP collected two donations worth Rs 3.005 crore, which had incomplete cheque/DD details where check number, bank details on which It was drawn and the date on which the check was received / has not been cashed. Thus, without complete cheque/demand draft (DD) details, it would be a time-consuming process to link the donors against their donation and hence trace the money mark,” the report said.

The report said that the BJP announced to receive a total land amount of Rs 1.516 crore from three donors. “All three donations are from Jhanjharpur in Bihar, worth Rs 36.80 lakh, Rs 50 lakh and Rs 64.88 lakh. Other details like name, location of donors, PAN details of one donor, address of donors, bank details, PAN of remaining two donors, address and number of ‘Khasra’ (plot) land, type of agricultural land are not provided. / commercial, among others,” it said.

The report said that the CPM and CPI failed to declare details of checks and DDs (cheque number, bank on which it was drawn and date) for a total of 39 donations amounting to Rs 1.0786 crore and 29 donations Rs 52.17. are. lakhs, respectively.

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