Rs 1,257 crore: Total income of these five national parties

New Delhi, Apr 20: The 5 National Parties (BJP, BSP, NCP, CPM and CPI) have declared a total income of Rs. 1,275.79 crores, collected from all over India.

However the details of the Congress party is not available as it has not yet submitted its audit report till date says a report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

Parties declared their income

The Election Commission of India (ECI), in its letter dated 19th November 2014 addressed to the Presidents/General Secretaries of all political parties, stated that it was mandatory for the parties to submit details of their audited reports to the Commission.

This report analyses the total income and expenditure incurred by the National Parties during FY 2014-15, as declared by the parties in their IT Returns submitted to the ECI.

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CPI, CPM and BSP were the only three National Parties to submit the audit reports on time. The Congresshas not submitted its audit report till date.

Comparison of total income of National Parties between FY 2013-14 and 2014-15

National parties' income (less INC) increased by 39% from Rs 920.44 crores during FY 2013-14 to Rs 1,275.78 crores during FY 2014-15 which is a difference of Rs 355.34 crores.

Between FY 2013-14 and 2014-15, the income of BJP increased by 44.02% (Rs 296.62 crores) while that of BSP increased by 67.31% (Rs 45.04 crores)

It is to be noted that among the National parties, CPI is the only such party whose income decreased by 24.28% (Rs 59 lakhs).

Total Income of National Parties 2014-2015:

The 5 National Parties (BJP, BSP, NCP, CPM and CPI) have declared a total income of Rs. 1,275.79 crores, collected from all over India.

BJP has shown the highest income amongst the National Parties with a total income of Rs 970.43 crores during FY 2014-15. This forms 76.06% of the total income National Parties, together during FY 2014-15.

CPI declared the least income of Rs 1.84 crores which forms a mere 0.14% of the total income of the National Parties during the FY 2014-15.

Declaration of sale of coupons and donations:

Grant/ donations/ contributions or funds collected by the parties was the top source of income of the 5 National Parties, forming 88.73% of their total income.

BJP declared the maximum income from donations which amounted to Rs 940.39 crores followed by BSP with Rs 92.80 crores and NCP with Rs 38.82 crores.

Out of the total income of Rs 1,275.79 crores declared by the National Parties during FY 2014-15, other remaining sources of income amounted to Rs 116.63 crores which formed only 9.14% of the total income of the parties.

Unknown sources of income:

The unknown sources are income declared in the IT returns but without giving source of income from donations below Rs.20,000. Such unknown sources include 'sale of coupons', 'relief fund', 'miscellaneous income', 'voluntary contributions', 'contribution from meetings/ morchas' etc.

The details of donors of such voluntary contributions are not available in the public domain.

Top items of expenditure:

The maximum expenditure for BJP has been towards Advertisement & Publicity which amounted to Rs 471.89 crores followed by expenses towards Travelling, Rs 209.57 crores.

NCP spent the maximum of Rs 67.70 crores on Election Expenditure followed by expenditure of Rs 13.36 crores on Administrative and General Expenses and Rs 1.30 crores on Depreciation and Amortisation Expenses.

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