The total donations of the National Parties during FY 2018-19 increased by Rs 481.77 cr, an increase of almost 103%, from the previous financial year 2017-18.
Donations to BJP increased from Rs 437.04 cr during FY 2017-18 to Rs 742.15 cr during FY 2018-19 (70% increase). Party’s donations decreased by 18% during FY 2017-18 in comparison to FY 2016-17.
INC donations increased from Rs 26.658 cr during FY 2017-18 to Rs 148.58 cr during FY 2018-19 (457% increase). While INC’s donations decreased by 36% between FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18.
State-wise donations to National Parties
Segregation of donations according to State was made by ADR based on the address provided by the parties in their donations report to the ECI.
A total of Rs 548.22 cr was donated to the National Parties from Maharashtra, followed by Rs 141.42 cr from Delhi and Rs 55.31 cr from Gujarat.
A total of Rs 65.84 cr, (6.92% of total donations received by the National parties, FY 2018-19), could not be attributed to any State/ Union Territory due to incomplete information provided by the parties.
Donors from corporates/ business sectors Vs. individual donors
1776 donations to the National Parties were made by corporate/business sectors amounting to Rs 876.11 cr (92.06% of total donations) while 3509 individual donors donated Rs 71.407 cr (7.50% of total donations) to the parties during FY 2018-19.
1575 donations from corporate/business sectors were made to BJP (Rs 698.092 cr) while 2741 individual donors donated Rs 41.70 cr to the party during FY 2018-19.
INC received a total of Rs 122.5 cr via 122 donations from corporate/business sectors and Rs 25.39 cr via 482 individual donors during FY 2018-19.
Top donors to National Parties, FY 2018-19
Progressive Electoral Trust donated a total of Rs 455.15 cr to BJP, INC and AITC together and is one of the top 2 donors to the three parties that received the maximum donations. The Trust donated Rs 356.535 cr to BJP (48.04% of total funds received by the party) and Rs 55.629 cr to INC (37.44% of total funds received by the party).
BJP and INC received a total of Rs 67.25 cr (9.06%) and Rs 39 cr (26.25%), respectively from Prudent Electoral Trust.