National parties declare income of ₹3,077 crore in 2022-23; BJP has highest share

The ruling BJP's income forms 76.73 percent of the total income of the six national parties during FY 2022-23, said ADR.

ByPTI

Published Feb 28, 2024 | 8:33 PMUpdatedFeb 28, 2024 | 8:33 PM

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The six national parties have declared a total income of nearly ₹3,077 crore in the 2022-23 fiscal, with the BJP getting the maximum share totalling around ₹2,361 crore, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said on Wednesday, 28 February.

The ruling BJP’s income forms 76.73 percent of the total income of the six national parties during FY 2022-23, it said.

The Congress declared the second-highest income of ₹452.375 crore, which forms 14.70 percent of the total income of the six national parties.

Besides the BJP and the Congress, the BSP, the AAP, the National People’s Party (NPP) and the CPI(M) have declared their income.

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Income of parties

Between FY 2021-22 and 2022-23, the income of the BJP increased by 23.15 percent or ₹443.724 crore from ₹1,917.12 crore during FY 2021-22 to ₹2,360.844 crore during FY 2022-23, the ADR said.

The income of NPP increased by 1502.12 percent or ₹7.09 crore from ₹47.20 lakh during FY 2021-22 to ₹7.562 crore during FY 2022-23.

Similarly, the AAP’s income increased by 91.23 percent (₹40.631 crore) from ₹44.539 crore during FY 2021-22 to ₹85.17 crore during FY 2022-23.

Between 2021-22 and 2022-23 fiscals, the income of the Congress, the CPI(M) and the BSP decreased by 16.42 percent (₹88.90 crore), 12.68 percent (₹20.575 crore), and 33.14 percent (₹14.508 crore), respectively, it noted, citing their records submitted to the Election Commission.

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The spending

It also said the BJP declared a total income of ₹2360.844 crore during FY 2022-23, but spent only 57.68 percent, which comes to ₹1,361.684 crore of the total income.

The Congress’ total income was ₹452.375 crore while it spent ₹467.135 crore, with its expenditure for that year exceeding its total income by 3.26 percent.

The CPI(M)’s total income was ₹141.661 crore while it spent ₹106.067 crore — 74.87 percent of its income.

Similarly, AAP’s total income was ₹85.17 crore while it spent ₹102.051 crore — its expenditure for that year exceeded its total income by 19.82 percent.

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