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Congress collected Rs 167.96 crore through sale of coupons for poll funds

By Vicky

The total income of the 7 national parties for the years 2015-16 was Rs 1,033 crore of which Rs 754 crore was declared as spent while Rs 278 was unspent.

Congress collected Rs 167.96 crore through sale of coupons for poll funds

BJP's total declared income was Rs 570.86 crore out of which 23.13% or Rs 132.06 crore remained unspent, the Association for Democratic Reforms has said in a report.

The Congress declared a total income of Rs 261.56 crore, but 26.11% or Rs 68.30 crore was declared unspent by the party.

BJP has shown the highest income amongst the national parties with a total income of Rs 570.86 crore. Congress declared the second highest income of Rs 261.56 crore.

The income of BJP during 2014-15 was highest among all the national parties. The party had declared a total income of Rs 970.43 crore and its income decreased by 41.17% to Rs 570.86 crore during 2015-16. Income of INC was second highest during 2014-15 with Rs 593.31 crore but the party also declared a decrease of 55.92% to Rs 261.56 crore during 2015-16.

Details of unknown sources of income:

Among the unknown sources of funding, maximum funds were collected under "Voluntary Contributions" by BJP during 2015-16. A total of Rs 459.56 crore was collected under "Voluntary Contributions" by which formed 80.5% of the total income from unknown sources of BJP.

The most preferred unknown source of funding for INC was "Sale of coupons" under the party collected a total of Rs 167.96 crore which formed 25.97% of the party's total income from unknown sources during FY 2015-16.

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