Whereas the BJP received Rs 698 crore, the Congress got here a distant second with a complete quantity of Rs 122.5 crore, the ADR stated in its report.
The Tata Group-backed Progressive Electoral Belief was the biggest donor to political events in 2018-19, the report stated.
As per ADR’s evaluation, “donations from corporates to the nationwide events elevated by 131% from the interval 2004-12 and 2018-19.”
The BJP in actual fact was the biggest recipient of company donations for the seven yr interval from 2012-13 to 2018-19 — guzzling greater than 82% of the cash. In 2018-19 additionally, the variety of company donations to the BJP have been greater than seven instances the mixed variety of donations to the opposite 4 nationwide events (INC, NCP, AITC and CPM).
Political events are mandated to submit particulars of the establishments who’ve made donations above Rs 20,000 in a monetary yr (between April 1 and March 31) to the ECI yearly that embody particulars of identify, deal with, PAN, mode of fee and quantity contributed by every donor.
In its suggestions, the ADR stated all donors who’ve donated a minimal of Rs 20,000 as a single or a number of donations ought to present their PAN particulars.
“A complete of Rs 13.364 crore was collected by the nationwide events from 274 company donors with out acquiring their PAN and deal with particulars. Such incomplete contributions studies have to be returned to the events by the ECI, to discourage them from offering incomplete info,” it stated.
(With inputs from businesses)