The BJP has declared donations value greater than thrice of the mixture quantity for 5 different events, together with the Congress, TMC and NCP, in accordance with a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms. The report acknowledged that the BJP additionally disclosed donations from the Amaravati Municipal Corporation, the place each the mayor and the deputy mayor are from the saffron occasion.
The occasion’s declarations additionally included land acquired from a minimum of three donors. “The donations declared by the BJP are greater than thrice the mixture declared by the Congress, NCP, CPI, CPM and TMC, for a similar interval (Rs 785.77 crore in opposition to Rs 228.035 crore declared by the remaining events),” it stated.
The report, ready by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), focuses on donations acquired by the nationwide political events, above Rs 20,000, through the monetary 12 months 2019-20, as submitted by the events to the Election Commission of India (ECI). According to the report, the BJP declared a donation of Rs 4.80 lakh from the Amravati Municipal Corporation.
“No particulars of deal with, financial institution identify, PAN, amongst others, have been supplied by the occasion in opposition to this donation. An off-the-cuff search on the web exhibits that the aforesaid donor is a Government of Maharashtra native physique (as talked about on their web site). It raises questions on the legality of the contribution made by a municipal company which is a governing physique (whose mayor and deputy mayor are from BJP) to a political occasion,” the poll rights group said. “The BJP declared 570 donations of Rs 149.875 crore, AITC collected 52 donations worth Rs 7.1035 crore, Congress collected 25 donations of Rs 2.6875 crore and NCP collected two donations of Rs 3.005 crore having incomplete cheque/DD details where cheque number, bank details on which it was drawn and the date on which the cheque was received/ encashed is not provided. Thus, without the complete cheque/Demand Draft (DD) details, it would be a time-consuming process to link the donors against their donations and hence trace the money trail,” the report stated.
The report stated the BJP declared receiving land from three donors of a complete worth of Rs 1.516 crore. “The three donations are from Jhanjharpur in Bihar value Rs 36.80 lakh, Rs 50 lakh and Rs 64.88 lakh. Apart from the names, location of donors, PAN particulars of 1 donor, no different particulars have been supplied like donors’ deal with, financial institution particulars, PAN of remaining two donors, deal with and khasra’ (plot) variety of land, kind of land agricultural/industrial, amongst others,” it stated.
The report added that the CPM and CPI additionally did not declare the main points of cheque and DD (cheque quantity, financial institution on which it was drawn and the date) for a complete of 39 donations amounting to Rs 1.0786 crore and 29 donations amounting to Rs 52.17 lakh, respectively.