Kolkata: Seven National Parties (BJP, INC, BSP, NCP, CPM, CPI and AITC) have declared a total income of Rs 1,559.17 crore collected from all over India.The seven National Parties declared a total expenditure of Rs 1,228.26 cr, an ADR statement here on Tuesday said.This report, prepared by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) focuses on Income and Expenditure of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC), during the Financial Year 2016-17, as submitted by the parties to the Election Commission of India (ECI).BJP declared the maximum expenditure of Rs 710.057 cr during FY-2016-17 while INC incurred a total expenditure of Rs 321.66 cr (Rs 96.30 cr more than its total income).
Between FY 2015-16 and 2016-17, the income of BJP increased by 81.18 per cent (Rs 463.41 cr) from Rs 570.86 crduring FY 2015-16 to Rs 1,034.27 crduring FY 2016-17 while the income ofINC decreased by 14 per cent (Rs 36.20 cr) from Rs 261.56 cr during FY 2015-16 to Rs 225.36 cr during FY 2016-17.BJP and INC have declared donations/contributions as one of their 3 main sources of income. BJP- Rs 997.12 cr and INC- Rs 50.626 cr.Grant/ donations/ contributions of Rs 997.12 cr declared by BJP forms 96.41 per cent of the total income of the partyduring FY 2016-17. Declaration of Rs 115.644 cr under Revenue from issuance of Coupons by INC forms the top most income of the party, contributing 51.32 per cent of the total income of the party during FY 2016-17.(UNI)