Feb. 29, 2020

The BJP received three times more donations over ₹20,000 than all other national political parties combined in 2018-19, according to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).


  • The national parties declared a total of ₹951.66 crore in such donations in 2018-19 and much of the amount — ₹742.15 crore — was declared by the BJP.

  • The donations declared by the BJP is more than three times the aggregate declared by the Congress, NCP, CPI, CPI(M) and the Trinamool for the same period.

  • The BSP declared that the party did not receive any donations above ₹20,000 during FY 2018-19, as it has been declaring for the past 13 years.

  • Compared with the previous financial year 2017-18, the national parties’ declared donations increased by 103% in 2018-19, which was an election year.

  • The bulk of donations to the parties came from Maharashtra among the States and corporate or business sectors when looking at the category of donors. 

Source : The Hindu