Political parties show dip in donations above Rs 20,000 after EC rap

New Delhi:  Seven national parties received a total of Rs 102.2 crore as donations in fiscal 2015-16, compared to Rs 528.67 crore in the previous year, showing a dip of about 84 per cent, the information submitted to the Election Commission by the parties showed.

Amid talks of transparency in donations to political parties, a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said the national parties have declared an amount of Rs 102.2 crore from 1,744 donations of or above Rs 20,000 in 2015-16.

The seven national parties are the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC), Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Communist Party of India (CPI), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

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