Congress receives Rs 138.98 cr as donation; BJP far ahead with Rs 437.35 cr

1234 donations from individuals and corporates in the FY 2014-15 increased BJP's wealth to Rs 437.35 crores.

Congress receives Rs 138.98 cr as donation; BJP far ahead with Rs 437.35 cr

New Delhi: While Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received a total of Rs 437.35 crores as donations during FY 2014-15, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) registered total donations during FY 2013-14 and 2014-15 of Rs 44.71 crores, a report said.

According to a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW), AAP saw an increase of 275 percent in donations from FY 2013-14 to FY 2014-15.

1234 donations from individuals and corporates in the FY 2014-15 helped BJP in accumulating Rs 437.35 crores.

While declaring its donations to Election Commission, NCP declared the highest increase of 177 percent, from Rs 14.02 crores in FY 2013-14 to Rs 38.82 crores in FY 2014-15.

192 donations amounting to Rs 138.98 crores were made to Indian National Congress. Interestingly, in its report to the EC, the grand old party didn't declared the Cheque/DD numbers.

AAP's 24.65 percent of the total donations came from outside the country. The Arvind Kejriwal-led political outfit failed to mention name, address and PAN details of 111 donors.

Notably the ADR report says , AAP is the only major political party of Delhi, which has given details of donations below Rs 20,000 for the FY 2014-15.

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