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BJP received over Rs 900 crore as donations between 2016 and 2018: ADR

Archis Mohan/ 09 Jul 19 | 10:57 PM

The Bharatiya Janata Party received Rs 915.59 crore as donations from 1,731 corporates from 2016 to 2018, around 16 times more than what the Congress got in the same period, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said on Tuesday. In FY17 and FY18, six national parties received Rs 1,059.25 crore via voluntary contributions above Rs 20,000, of which 93 per cent, or Rs 985.18 crore, was from corporates/business houses alone. The ADR said between FY13 and FY18, the BJP received maximum corporate donations of Rs 1,621.40 crore, constituting 83.49 per cent of the total corporate donations in six years.

In 2016-18, business houses donated Rs 985.18 crore to parties, which is 93% of the total contribution to political parties from known sources.  

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