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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleging the party's income increased by 50 per cent in 2019-20 due to massive electoral bonds donation.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, he shared a news report which cited the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report claiming that the BJP's income rose by 50 per cent in 2019-20, the bulk of donations came through electoral bonds.

"BJP's income rose by 50 per cent. And yours?" tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

Yesterday, ADR stated that between 2018-19 and 2019-20, the income of BJP increased by 50.34 per cent (Rs 1,213.20 crores) from Rs 2,410.08 crores during the financial year 2018-19 to Rs 3,623.28 crore during the financial year 2019-20.

Meanwhile, the income of Congress decreased by 25.69 per cent (Rs 235.82 crores) from Rs 918.03 crores during FY 2018-19 to Rs 682.21 crores during the financial year 2019-20.

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) registered the highest increase in income. "Between 2018-19 and 2019-20, the highest percentage increase in income was declared by the NCP of 68.77 per cent (Rs 34.873 crores) from Rs 50.71 crores in 2018-19 to Rs 85.583 crores during the financial year 2019-20," it said.

The poll rights body said national parties that received the maximum income from donations or contributions include the BJP (Rs 3,427.775 crore), the Congress (Rs 469.386 crore), AITC (Rs 108.548 crore), CPM (Rs 93.017 crore) and CPI (Rs 3.024 crore).

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