Corporates and business houses provided 90 per cent donations to national political parties in 2013-14, even as Bharatiya Janata Party was the only party not to furnishdetails of financial assistance to the Election Commission.
Advocacy group Association for Democratic Reforms in a report on Wednesday said total donations received by Congress, NCP and CPI during 2013-14 rose by Rs 62.69 crore – an increase of whopping 517 per cent from the previous financial year.
The ADR said donations to Congress rose from Rs 11.72 crore in 2012-13 to Rs 59.58 crore in 2013-14 which is an increase of 408 per cent. In 2012-13, donations declared by BJP was more than the aggregate declared by Congress, NCP, CPI and CPI-M during 2013-14.
BJP had declared a total of Rs 83.19 crore received above Rs 20,000 during 2012-13. >> Read More