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Friday, April 17, 2015, New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party is the last political party to submit to the Election  Commission the details of expenses incurred by it in the  2013 Delhi polls though it claims that it was the most  transparent party,

According to a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch, the AAP has submitted details of its expenses in the 2013 polls more than a year after the deadline.

The reports said that the BJP submitted its expenditure more than 10 months after the due date, while the Congress did it three months after the due date.

The deadline to sumbit the expenditure details of December 2013 Assembly polls to the EC was February 24, 2014.

The report analysed the funds received and expenditure incurred by the BJP and AAP during the election period of 26 days of Delhi Assembly polls of 2013.

The report added that AAP submitted its expenditure details to the EC on April 6 this year while the BJP submitted the details on December 31, 2014 and the Congress furnished its expenditure details on May 13, 2014—three days before the Lok Sabha polls.

As per the report , AAP received Rs 20.75 crore donation–of which Rs 20 crore was in form of cheques– while the BJP received Rs 27 lakh of which Rs 21 lakh was in cash and rest in cheque. The AAP spent Rs 26.11 crore on election.

Of the total expenditure, the AAP spent Rs 17.06 crore on expenditure towards its candidates, while Rs 7.26 crore were spent on publicity. – UNI

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