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15.01.2015
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New Delhi
Only 9 out of 17 recognised parties submitted their Election Expenditure Statements for Delhi Assembly Elections-2013. Among national political parties, only BJP's expenditure statement is unavailable. 9 Political parties declared an expenditure of Rs. 281.27 lakhs during Delhi Elections-2013.

These are the facts drawn by the analysys conducted by the National Election Watch (NEW) andAssociation for Democratic Reforms (ADR) on the funds received and expenditure incurred by Delhi's major political parties, during the election period of 26 days (09-11-2013 to 04-12-2013).

National parties considered for the report are Indian National Congress, BSP, NCP, CPI, and CPM.The election expenditure statement ofBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is unavailable for DelhiAssembly elections, 2013.During the election period of 26 days (09-11-2013 to 04-12-2013), total funds collected by the National Parties during Delhi Assembly Elections wasRs 94.72 lakhsand total expenditure incurred by the National Parties wasRs 232 lakhs.

Among regional parties, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was an unrecognized party at the time of Delhi Assembly elections 2013, and was thus not required to submit an account of its election expenditure. However, in a letter to the ECI dated February 22, 2014, AAP had requested for a grace period of 15 days to submit its accounts of expenditure. The ECI has not received AAP's election expenditure statement as yet.

Of the 12 regional parties which contested in the Delhi assembly elections, only LJP, RLD, SAD and Shiv Sena have submitted their election expenditure statements to the Election Commission. 

It is to be noted that only Shiv Sena and SAD collected funds amounting to Rs. 75.12 lakhs while none of the other regional parties collected funds during Delhi Assembly Elections. SAD is the only regional party to declare expenditure of Rs. 49.11 lakhs during Delhi Assembly Elections

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