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New Delhi, January 15
The BJP and AAP are among political parties which have not submitted to the Election Commission the list of expenses incurred by them during the campaign 
for the 2013 Delhi assembly polls.
According to the analysis of data done by National Election Watch (NEW) and Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), the Congress, BSP, NCP, CPI, CPI-M and LJP have submitted the statement for the purpose to the Commission.
However, the BJP, AAP, DMDK, All India Forward Block (AIFB), Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), JD(U), JK National People's Party( JKNPP) and Samajwadi Party have not submitted the statement.
The parties are required to submit a statement of election expenditure to the EC within 75 days of completion of Assembly Elections.
The expenditure statement required details of the total amount received as funds in the form of cash, cheques and demand drafts and the total amount spent under various heads. 
Political parties submit these statements providing information of funds collected and spent between announcement and completion of elections. 
This period could be between three weeks to three months based on the notification issued by the Election Commission. 
The Aam Aadmi Party was an unrecognised party at the time 
of Delhi Assembly elections 2013 and hence was not required to submit an account of its election expenditure.
However, in a letter to the ECI on February 22, 2014, the AAP had requested for a grace period of 15 days to submit its accounts of expenditure but the Commission did not get the statement.
According to the analysis, total funds collected by the national parties-Congress, BSP, NCP, CPI and CPM whose statements
were available, was Rs 94.72 lakh and total expenditure incurred by them was Rs 2.32 crore.
Shiv Sena and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had collected funds amounting to Rs 75.12 lakh while none of the other regional parties collected funds during the Delhi Assembly Elections. 
The SAD is the only regional party to declare expenditure of Rs 49.11 lakh during Delhi Assembly elections.
The parties' preferred mode of expenditure was by cheque/DD. 
Out of the total expenditure of Rs 2.81 crore declared by national and regional parties, expense of Rs 2.52 crore (89.67%) was incurred in cheque, while only Rs 7.11 lakhs (2.53%) was spent in cash, and Rs 21.95 lakhs (7.80%) was remaining unpaid.
As much as 99.97 per cent of the total expenditure of the Congress was by cheque/DD (Rs 172.25 lakhs) while CPM incurred a total of Rs 94,500 in cheque (86%) and CPI incurred Rs 68,000 (85%) in cheque.

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