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3 thousand 377.41 crore in the last financial year 2019-20 due to unknown sources National parties Have received. According to the Reform Organization for Democracy (ADR), 70 percent of the funds received by national parties have gone undisclosed.

A statement from the Reform Organization for Democracy (ADR) said:
In the last financial year 2019-20 National parties Of the funds raised on behalf of, Rs 3,370 crore has been received in an undisclosed manner. Of this fund, 88.63 per cent or Rs 2,993.82 crore was raised through election securities. National parties About 70 per cent of the funds received have been obtained through unknown sources.

Of this, the BJP alone received Rs 2,642.63 crore through unknown sources. I.e., National parties Of the total undisclosed funds (Rs 3,377 crore) received, 78.24 per cent came from the BJP.

The BJP is the only national party to receive maximum funding from the Congress, the NCP, the Communist Party of India, the Marxist Communist Party, the Trinamool Congress and the Bahujan Samaj.

The Congress party received Rs 526 crore through unknown sources, or 15.57 per cent. Last 2004-05 to 2019-20 National parties Rs 14 thousand 651.53 crore has been obtained on behalf of the unknown sources.

According to donations, national parties received only Rs 3.18 lakh in cash donations in excess of Rs 20,000 in 2019-20.

From 2004 to 2019, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party together earned Rs 4,096 crore on the basis of sale-off coupons.

Unknown sources include donations of less than Rs 20,000, funding through election bonds, sale of coupon scheme, relief funds, other revenue, voluntary contributions and participation in election rallies. There is no need to disclose the details of the donors who come voluntarily.

The ADR recommendation states, “The report on financial sources and donations provided by political parties must be reviewed and approved by the Federal Audit Office and the Election Commission.

Only when so studied and approved will transparency and credibility in funding increase among political parties. In addition, political parties are required to provide all information under the Right to Information Act.

Only then will it strengthen political parties, elections and democracy. It has been suggested that political parties should be held accountable for every rupee they spend, with or without the Right to Information Act.

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