This report, prepared by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), focuses on donations received by the National Political Parties, above Rs 20,000, during the Financial Year 2018-19, as submitted by the parties to the Election Commission of India (ECI). The National Parties include Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) and All India Trinamool Congress (AITC).
The executive summary below lists the key observations drawn from the report:
Status of Submission of Contributions reports by National Parties, FY 2018-19
The due date for submission of Contributions reports for the parties was 30 September 2019.
BSP, INC, NCP and AITC submitted their Contributions reports on time while CPI submitted after 3 days, CPM submitted after 21 days and BJP submitted after a delay of 31 days.
Donations above Rs 20,000 to National Parties from all over India (FY 2018-19)
The total donations (above Rs 20,000) declared by the National Parties was Rs. 951.66 cr, from 5520 donations.
A total of Rs 742.15 cr was declared by BJP from 4483 donations while INC declared receiving Rs 148.58 cr from 605 donations. The donations declared by BJP is more than three times the aggregate declared by INC, NCP, CPI, CPM and AITC for the same period.
BSP declared that the party did not receive any donations above Rs 20,000 during FY 2018-19, as it has been declaring for the past 13 years.