Observations of Association for Democratic Reforms ADR is very important for the people.
Of the 7 National Parties, 4 parties, BJP, INC, CPI and CPM had not declared PAN details of 1300 donations through which the parties collected a total of Rs 29.44 cr (3.09%). This is five times more than the amount of donations declared by these National Parties during FY 2017-18. BJP declared Rs 27.24 cr from 1170 donations where it failed to provide PAN details of donors. INC collected Rs 92.80 lakhs from 28 donations without PAN. 81 donations to CPI (Rs 1.168 cr) and 21 donations from CPM (Rs 10.70 lakhs) do not have PAN details.
3 National Parties (BJP, INC, and CPM) have declared Rs 2.49 cr from 46 donations having missing/incorrect PAN details.
BJP declared 452 donations of Rs 514.48 cr, AITC collected 89 donations of Rs 44.26 cr and INC collected 51 donations of Rs 4.51 cr having incomplete cheque/DD details where cheque number, bank details on which it was drawn and the date on which the cheque was received/ encashed is not provided. Thus, without the complete cheque/DD details, it would be a time consuming process to link the donors against their donations and hence trace the money trail.
CPI and CPM have also not declared the details of cheque and DD (cheque number, bank on which it was drawn and the date) for a total of 66 donations of Rs 78 lakhs and 31 donations of Rs 35.63 lakhs, respectively.
For the last 13 years consecutively, BSP declared that the party did not receive any donations above Rs 20,000.
After the analysis by ADR, it is found that the total sum of donations declared by INC in its Contributions report is incorrect. It is found that the total declared (Rs 146.78 cr) by the party is Rs 1.80 cr less than the actual amount (Rs 148.58 cr). This reinforces our demand for proper scrutiny of the parties’ audited accounts by the IT department.
There are 164 donations of Rs 2.34 cr declared by BJP in its Contributions Report for FY 2018-19 against which the name of donor is not mentioned. In case of CPM, the name of donor is not mentioned against one contribution of Rs 30,000.