Delhi assembly elections 2013: 91% of total funds were collected by AAP

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New Delhi, April 16: The total funds collected by all National and Regional parties which contested in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2013 were Rs 2272.91 lakhs.

Total funds collected by AAP were Rs 2075.36 lakhs which forms 91% of total funds collected by all the National and Regional Parties and BJP declared a total of Rs 27.7 lakhs funds collected (1.22% of total funds).

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In a report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms expenditure incurred by all National and Regional parties during Delhi Assembly Elections, 2013 was Rs 1501.71 lakhs.

Details of the report

Total expenditure declared by AAP was Rs 905.14 lakhs which forms 60% of total expenditure incurred by all the National and Regional Parties and BJP declared a total expenditure of Rs 315.28 lakhs (20.99% of total expenditure).

Total funds collected by the National Parties (BJP, INC, CPI, CPM, NCP and BSP) during Delhi Assembly Elections was Rs 122.43 lakhs and total expenditure incurred by the National Parties was Rs 547.46 lakhs.

Regional party expenditure

Regional Parties which contested in the Delhi Assembly Elections, 2013 were AIFB, AAP, DMDK, INLD, IUML, JD (U), JKNPP, LJP, RLD, SAD, Shiv Sena and SP.

Of the above 12 regional parties, only AAP, LJP, RLD, SAD and Shiv Senahave submitted their election expenditure statements to the Election Commission.

It is to be noted that only AAP, Shiv Sena and SAD collected funds amounting to Rs 2150.48 lakhs while none of the other regional parties collected fundsduring Delhi Assembly Elections. ‎AAP and SAD are the only regional parties to declare expenditure of Rs 954.25 lakhs during Delhi Assembly Elections,'13.

National Parties

Total funds collected by the National Parties (BJP, INC, CPI, CPM, NCP and BSP) during Delhi Assembly Elections was Rs 122.43 lakhs and total expenditure incurred by the National Parties was Rs 547.46 lakhs.

Of the total of Rs 2075.36 collected by AAP, 96.57% of funds collected were by cheques. Total funds collected by cheques as declared by the party were Rs 2004.26 lakhs while funds collected by cash amounted to Rs 67.75 lakhs (3.26%).

AAP declared that a total of Rs 3.35 lakhs was collected in kind (0.16% of total funds collected). ‎The total funds collected by BJP amounted to Rs 27.7 lakhs, of which 76.17% orRs 21.1 lakhs were collected by cash, while 23.83% or Rs 6.60 lakhs were collected by cheque / DD.

Parties' preferred mode of payment was cheque/DD

Out of the total expenditure of Rs 905.14 lakhs declared by AAP, expense of Rs 792.81 lakhs (87.59%) was paid by cheque, while Rs 104.40 lakhs (11.53%) was paid in cash, and Rs 7.93 lakhs (0.88%) was remaining unpaid.

Out of the total expenditure of Rs 315.28 lakhs declared by BJP, expense of Rs 302.576 lakhs (95.97%) was paid by cheque, while only Rs 12.705 lakhs (4.03%) was paid in cash.

Expenditure of Political Parties on Publicity

There are three main items listed under publicity expenditure: expense on media advertisement (print & electronic, bulk sms, cable, website, TV channels) publicity material (hoardings, posters, banners etc.), expenses on public meetings(processions, rallies etc.).

AAP spent the maximum amount of Rs 484.19 lakhs on media advertisements (67% of total expenditure on publicity) followed by Rs 220.42 lakhs on publicity materials (30%) and Rs 22.29 lakhs on public meetings (3%).

BJP spent maximum amount of Rs 117.56 lakhs on public meetings (45%) followed by Rs 84.41 lakhs on media advertisements (32%) and Rs 61.18 lakhson publicity materials (23%).

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