Lok Janta
Lokjanta Team
New Delhi

A complete of over Rs 246 crore was donated to the nationwide events from Delhi.

The donations that recognised nationwide events acquired throughout monetary yr 2020-21 decreased by over Rs 420 crore, a pointy fall of 41.49 per cent from the earlier fiscal, a ballot reform advocacy group stated on Thursday.

The autumn in donations may apparently be because of the Covid-19 pandemic which had triggered a lockdown. The primary wave of Covid began across the finish of March 2020, simply earlier than the beginning of the monetary yr, triggering a nationwide lockdown.

Donations to the BJP decreased from Rs 785.77 crore throughout FY 2019-20 to Rs 477.54 crore throughout FY 2020-21 — a fall of 39.23 per cent. The occasion’s donations had elevated by 5.88 per cent throughout FY 2019-20 compared to FY 2018-19, the Affiliation for Democratic Reforms (ADR) stated in an announcement.

The donations acquired by Congress plunged from Rs 139.016 crore throughout FY 2019-20 to Rs 74.524 crore throughout FY 2020-21 — a discount of 46.39 per cent.

Its donations had decreased by 6.44 per cent between FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20, the assertion stated.

A complete of over Rs 246 crore was donated to the nationwide events from Delhi, adopted by Rs 71.68 crore from Maharashtra and over Rs 47 crore from Gujarat.

Donations totalling Rs 37.912 crore (6.39 per cent of the mixture acquired by the nationwide events in FY 2020-21) couldn’t be attributed to any state or union territory resulting from incomplete or undeclared data supplied by the events, it stated.

BJP, BSP, Congress, CPI, CPI-M, TMC, NCP and Nationwide Individuals’s Occasion are the eight recognised nationwide events.

The company and the enterprise sector made 1,398 donations to the nationwide events amounting to Rs 480.655 crore — over 80 per cent of the overall donations — whereas 2,258 particular person donors contributed Rs 111.65 crore or 18.804 per cent of the overall to those events throughout FY 2020-21.

Over 1,100 donations from company and enterprise sector had been made to the BJP (Rs 416.794 crore), whereas 1,071 particular person donors gave Rs 60.37 crore to the occasion throughout FY 2020-21.

Congress acquired a complete of Rs 35.89 crore by 146 donations from the company sector and Rs 38.634 crore through 931 particular person donors throughout FY 2020-21.

BSP declared that it didn’t obtain any donations above Rs 20,000 throughout FY 2020-21, because it has been declaring for the previous 15 years.

The ADR stated the due date for submission of contribution experiences by the events was September 30, 2021. Solely BSP submitted its contribution report on time whereas NCP, TMC, CPI-M, NPP, Congress, BJP and CPI submitted theirs after a delay of 10, 117, 136, 137, 161, 164 and 178 days, respectively.

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