AAP saw 275% increase in donations from 2013 to 2015

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New Delhi, Feb 8: The Aam Admi Party is the only state recognised party of Delhi and it saw an increase of 275% in donations from 2013-14 to 2014-15, which is much higher than the National parties' total increase of 151%. AAP received a total of Rs 9.42 crores as donations above Rs 20,000 during 2013-14 and Rs 35.28 crores during 2014-15.

It is to be noted that AAP, in its donations report for FY 2014-15, had declared donations received below Rs 20,000 too says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

Arvind Kejriwal

Donations below Rs 20,000 to AAP in FY 2014-15

AAP is the only major political party of Delhi, including all the National Parties, which has given details of donations below Rs 20,000 for the FY 2014-15.

A total of Rs 2.68 crores was collected via 3326 donations during FY 2014-15, which ranged from Re 1 to Rs 20,000. The party had not made similar declarations during FY 2013-14.

Number of donations:

AAP received maximum number of donations for amounts between Rs 1001 and Rs 50,000. These form 75% (5647 donations) of the total number of donations received by AAP during FY 2013-14 & 2014-15.

26 donors donated amounts between Rs 1 and 50 while 92 donors donated amounts between Rs 51 and 500.

The total number of donations increased from 1571 donations during FY 2013-14 to 5951 donations during FY 2014-15 thereby marking an increase of 279% (4380 donations).

57% (Rs 25.56 crores) of the total amount of donations to AAP came from contributions above Rs 1, 00,001.

During FY 2013-14, total donations between Rs 1,00,001 & Rs 10,00,000 were Rs 40 lakhs which increased by 1261% during FY 2014-15 to Rs 5.44 crores.

78.55% or Rs 35.12 crores of AAP donations during FY 2013-14 & 14-15 were from individual donors while only 7.52% or Rs 65.40 crores of the total donations received by all National Parties collectively was from individual donors.

AAP received a total of Rs 1.147 crores from unnamed donors whose names were unavailable in the donations report submitted by the party. This amount forms 2.57% of the total donations received by the party during FY 2013-14 and 14-15.

Total donations received by AAP in FY 2013-14 and 2014-15 equals only 5.14% of the total donations received by 5 National Parties, collectively, during the same period.

State wise analysis of donations received by AAP

Maharashtra and Delhi were the biggest donors for AAP in India, during the same period. Donations from Maharashtra constituted 23.28% of the total donations to the party while Delhi donors gave 20.42% of the total donations.

Almost 25% (24.65%) of the total donations for AAP came from outside India which amounted to Rs 11.02 crores.
Donations from Delhi and Maharashtra to AAP registered a dramatic increase of 1460% and 476%, respectively, from FY 2013-14 to 14-15. While, there was a decrease of 83.09% in donations from Delhi to National parties during the same period.

Donations with undeclared PAN details

A total of Rs 27.33 crores was collected by AAP during FY 2013-14 and 2014-15 from donors without PAN details. These were made through 6380 donations to the party over two financial years.

Of the total donations of Rs 44.71 crores, 61% came from donors without PAN details, as declared by AAP for FY 2013-14 and 14-15.

Donations with undeclared information

Name, address and PAN details of 111 donors, who together, contributed Rs 91.47 lakhs (each donation above Rs 20,000), were not available in the donations reports of AAP for FY 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Name and PAN details were unavailable for 42 donors who contributed Rs 22 lakhs while other information such as address and mode of payment were declared.

While name of donors were available, address and PAN of 137 donors who donated Rs 3.02 crores to AAP during FY 2013-14 and 14-15 were unavailable.

Top 10 Donors to AAP (FY 2013-14 and 2014-15)

None of the top 10 donors have provided complete details of mode of payment of donations. Bajaj Electoral Trust donated Rs 3 crores during FY 2014-15 by cheque but the cheque number was not declared.

It is to be noted that there were 2 donors by the name of Priya Bansal, one who donated Rs 36 lakhs but did not provide address or PAN details or complete mode of contribution and the other Priya Bansal had provided complete address and PAN details in all the seven donations she had made for a total amount of Rs 34 lakhs.

The donors could not be verified due to incomplete information and hence their donations were not clubbed. Such incomplete information should thus be discouraged.

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