The Hindu
New Delhi

The BJP accounted for almost 70% of the total assets declared to the Election Commission of India (ECI) by seven national parties in 2019-2020, a report by the Association for Democratic Reform (ADR) said on Friday.

Out of the total assets worth ₹6,988.57 crore declared by seven national parties, the BJP declared ₹4,847.78 crore or 69.37%, followed by the Bahujan Samaj Party (₹698.33 crore), the Congress (₹588.16 crore), the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (₹569.519 crore), the All-India Trinamool Congress (₹247.78 crore), the Communist Party of India (₹29.78 crore) and the Nationalist Congress Party (₹8.20 crore). The national parties also declared total liabilities of ₹74.27 crore, of which the Congress accounted for ₹49.55 crore.

The BJP’s share of the total assets of the seven parties increased from 54.29% in 2018-2019, according to ADR’s analysis in 2021, while the Congress remained as the party with the most liabilities.

The report said that 44 regional parties declared assets worth ₹2,129.38 crore, with the Samajwadi Party being at the top of the list with ₹563.47 crore, followed by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi with ₹301.47 crore and the AIADMK with ₹267.61 crore. Among the top 10, the Shiv Sena had assets worth ₹185.90 crore, the DMK declared ₹184.24 crore in assets and the Janata Dal (United) had ₹45.094 crore.

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