Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) on Monday (March 9) stated {that a} whole of Rs 11,234 crore was collected as donation by nationwide from unknown sources from 2004-05 to 2018-19.

For this evaluation, the ADR, a think-tank, has analysed the submission made by seven nationwide events, together with the BJP and Congress, earlier than the Election Commission of India. The 5 different events are Trinamool Congress, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Nationalist Congress Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Communist Party of India (CPI).

According to ADR, the revenue from unknown sources refers back to the funds declared within the Income Tax returns with out naming the supply for donations beneath Rs 20,000. Such unknown sources embrace donations through electoral bonds, sale of coupons, aid fund, miscellaneous revenue, voluntary contributions and contribution from conferences/morchas, PTI reported.

The BSP, which is led by Mayawati, nevertheless, knowledgeable the EC that it didn’t obtain any funds from voluntary contributions (above or beneath Rs 20,000) from the sale of coupons/electoral bonds or unknown sources of revenue. “Between FY 2004-05 and 2018-19, the national parties have collected Rs 11,234.12 crore from unknown sources,” the ADR stated.

Notably, the main points of donors of such voluntary contributions are usually not revealed publicly. The ADR stated that Rs 1,612.04 crore was declared as revenue by the BJP from unknown sources. This quantity is round 64 per cent of the entire revenue of nationwide events from unknown sources (Rs 2,512.98 crore).

A complete of Rs 728.88 crore was declared by Congress revenue from unknown sources which is 29 per cent of the entire revenue of nationwide events from unknown sources. “Combined income of Congress and NCP from sale of coupons between FY 2004-05 and 2018-19 stands at Rs 3,902.63 crore,” it added.

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