Out of 27 regional parties, 16 parties have declared receiving Rs.24.779 cr without PAN details
According to the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report that was published Friday, out of the 27 regional parties which declared receiving donations, 16 parties have declared receiving 1026 donations worth Rs.24.779 cr without PAN details.
The report highlights details of donations declared by regional political parties during the financial year 2019-20, as submitted by the parties to the Election Commission of India (ECI).
The report says that the regional parties like PMK, JVM-P, AGP, and NPF have not provided PAN details of even a single donor in their donations statement.
The report revealed that only 2 parties had submitted their donations reports to the ECI in the stipulated time period, whereas 28 other regional parties have delayed their submission by a minimum of 6 days to 320 days.
There are 23 regional political parties who have defaulted on the submission of their donations reports to the ECI during FY 2019-20, by October 29, said the ADR report.
The total amount of donations declared by 27 regional parties analyzed, including both above and below Rs.20,000 was Rs.233.686 cr from 6923 donations.
The Aam Aadmi Party is the third-highest to get donations among all regional parties with Rs.37.37 cr. The ADR report has found that out of the total donations of Rs.37.52 cr declared by the AAP, only Rs 37.37 cr have been found correct.
The BJD and the YSR-C have declared total donations of Rs.28.20 cr and Rs 8.924 cr respectively. The top five parties have received 81.10 percent or Rs.189.523 cr of the total donations.
The top five parties which declared the highest donations in FY 2019-20 are SHS, AIADMK, AAP, BJD, and YSR. Out of these parties, SHS, BJD, and YSR-C declared a decrease in their donations while AIADMK and AAP declared an increase in the donations in comparison with FY 2018-19.
Out of the total donations of Rs.233.686 cr declared by the regional parties, Rs.4.884 cr from 421 donations was received in cash during FY 2019-20. This formed 2.09 percent of the total donations to the parties, said the report.
The ADR report said that regional parties have mentioned Online/ RTGS/ Cheque as modes of contribution without providing any further information such as bank details for a large number of donations. Out of a total of 6923 donations, the mode of contribution for 1071 donations worth Rs.94.628 cr is incomplete or undeclared. Of these, the mode of payment for 3 donations worth Rs.52.17 cr received by AIADMK is incomplete, the report added.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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