BJP emerges as richest national party, income up by 81.18%

About 96% of the total income comes through donation

GN Bureau | April 10, 2018


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The Bharatiya Janata Party's total income has increased by 81.18% in one financial year. In 2015-16, the party's income was Rs 570.86 crores and this went up to Rs 1,034.27 crores during 2016-17. The party is the richest of all national parties.

At the same time, the income of INC has decreased by 14% from Rs 261.56 crore in 2015-16 to Rs 225.36% in 2016-17.

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), in its report, has analysed parties' income, expenditure and other details submitted to the Election Commission of India.

BJP and INC have declared donations/contributions as one of their three main sources of income. In BJP, Rs 997.12 crores comes through donations which forms 96.41% of the total income. Declaration of Rs 115.644 cr under Revenue from issuance of Coupons by INC forms the top most income of the party, contributing 51.32% of the total income of the party during FY 2016-17.

The maximum expenditure for BJP during 2016-17 was towards election/general Propaganda which amounted to Rs 606.64 crores followed by expenses towards administrative cost, Rs 69.78 crores.

The INC spent the maximum of Rs 149.65 crores on elections followed by Rs 115.65 crores on administrative and general expenses.


Overall scenario of national parties.
 

  • 7 national parties have collected maximum 74.98% (Rs 1,169.07 crore) income from voluntary contributions for 2016-17.

 

  • During 2016-17, national parties have received Rs 128.60 crore income from interest from Banks and FD.

 

  •  7.98% or Rs 124.46 crore was income generated through revenue from issuance of coupons by national parties during 2016-17.


 

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