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Corporate and business groups donated Rs 921.95 crore to national parties in the financial year 2019-20 . Out of this, the maximum donation of 720.407 crores has been given to the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ). This information has been given in the ADR report . An analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms , a non-governmental organization (NGO) working to bring transparency in electoral politics, revealed that donations made by corporate groups to national parties in the financial years 2017-18 and 2018 There has been an increase of 109 percent between -19.

This analysis was done on the basis of details given by the political parties to the Election Commission of India about those who donated more than Rs 20,000 in a financial year. The five political parties that have been analyzed include BJP, Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Communist Party of India Marxist (CPM). According to the report, out of these, during the financial year 2019-20, BJP received the maximum donation of Rs 720,407 crore from 2,025 corporate donors.

Congress got Rs 133.04 crore

After this, Congress got a total of Rs 133.04 crore from 154 donors and NCP got Rs 57.086 crore from 36 corporate donors. CPM did not report any income from corporate donations for 2019-20. It has been told in the report that 'Prudent Electoral Trust' gave maximum donations to BJP and Congress in 2019-20. He donated a total of Rs 247.75 crore to both the parties 38 times in a year. "BJP announced Rs 216.75 crore from Prudent Electoral Trust and Rs 31 crore by Congress. 'B G Shirke Construction Technology Private Limited' contributed the most to NCP in 2019-20.

1024 percent increase in donation 

The report said that between the period 2012-13 to 2019-20, national parties received the highest corporate donation of Rs 921.95 crore in 2019-20 (when elections were held for the 17th Lok Sabha) followed by Rs 881.26 crore in 2018-19. And in 2014-15 (when elections were held for the 16th Lok Sabha) Rs 573.18 crore was received. The report states that between 2012-13 and 2019-20, there has been an increase of 1024 per cent in donations received from corporate and business houses to national parties. The contribution of corporate/business houses was divided into 15 sectors/categories by the ADR. These include trusts and groups of companies, manufacturing, power and oil, mining, construction, export/import, and real estate and other sectors.

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