275 Percent Hike in AAP's Donations

Published: 08th February 2016 11:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2016 11:28 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: The AAP saw a 275 percent increase in donations in 2014-15 compared to the previous fiscal -- the highest raise among political parties in Delhi, according to an analysis.

"AAP is the only state-recognised party of Delhi and it saw an increase of 275 percent in donations from 2013-14 to 2014-15, which is much higher than the national parties' total increase of 151 percent," the Association for Democratic Reforms said in a release.

ADR, an organisation which works for transparency and electoral reforms, based its analysis on the total donations declared to the Election Commission by Delhi's political parties.

It said 24.65 percent of total donations for the Aam Aadmi Party, which has 67 members in the 70-seat Delhi assembly, came from outside India.

The other parties whose donations were analysed by ADR included the Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India-Marxist.

The AAP is also the only major political party of Delhi, including all the national parties, which has given details of donations below Rs.20,000 for 2014-15.

The total donations received by the AAP in 2013-14 and 2014-15 equals only 5.14 percent of the total donations received by five national parties, collectively, during the same period, it said.

Among the national parties, the BJP received the maximum donations of Rs.608.21 crore between 2013-14 and 2014-15, also witnessing the highest increase of 156 percent in the donations received.

The BSP declared it did not receive any donations above Rs.20,000 during 2014-15, as it has been declaring for the past 10 years.

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