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Rs 11,234 crore donation collected from unknown sources by National parties: ADR

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According to Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) a total of Rs 11,234 crore was collected as donation by national parties from unknown sources from 2004-05 to 2018-19.

 

For this analysis, ADR, a think-tank, has analysed the submission made by seven national parties, including the BJP and Congress, before the Election Commission of India. The five other parties are Trinamool Congress, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Nationalist Congress Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Communist Party of India (CPI).

 

According to ADR, the income from unknown sources refers to the funds declared in the Income Tax returns without naming the source for donations below Rs 20,000.

 

Such unknown sources include donations via electoral bonds, sale of coupons, relief fund, miscellaneous income, voluntary contributions and contribution from meetings/morchas, as per news source report.

 

ADR on Monday said Rs 11,234 crore was collected as donation by national parties from unknown sources from 2004 to 2019.

 

The ADR has analysed the submission made by seven parties, including BJP and Congress, before the EC. The five other parties are TMC, Communist Party of India (Marxist), NCP, BSP and Communist Party of India (CPI).

 

“Between FY 2004-05 and 2018-19, the national parties have collected Rs 11,234.12 crore from unknown sources,” the ADR said.

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