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