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Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam on Wednesday has been appointed as the election in-charge of the forthcoming Meghalaya Assembly election. Kannanthanam was appointed as Meghalaya poll in-charge for by BJP president Amit Shah. Sources in the party said that Shah will visit Meghalaya this month to start the poll campaign for the saffron brigade.  On Tuesday, Shah has announced in New Delhi that his party will dethrone Congress from the Northeast by next year. 
Meanwhile, Association for democratic Reforms, a national election watchdog has revealed that BJP has stood number one as far as total income of any national party is concerned. 
BJP has shown the highest income amongst the National Parties with a total income of Rs 570.86 cr during financial year 2015-16. This forms 55.25 percent of the total income National Parties, together during FY 2015-16. 
Total income of the seven National Parties for financial year 2015-16 was Rs 1033.18 cr of which the parties spent Rs 754.45 cr and declared an unspent amount of Rs 278.73 cr (26.98 percent unspent of total income).  The data was submitted by the political parties to the election commission.  INC declared a total income of Rs 261.56 cr during financial year 2015-16, but 26.11 percent (Rs 68.30 cr) was declared unspent by the party. The income of BJP during financial year 2014-15 was highest among all the National Parties. The party had declared a total income of Rs 970.43 cr and its income decreased by 41.17 percent to Rs 570.86 cr during FY 2015-16.
Unknown sources of income of BJP and INC for financial year - 2015-2016 is Rs 832.42 crore. The seven National Parties have declared a total income of Rs. 1033.18 cr, collected from all over India. (IANS)

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