The India ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received Rs 705 crore donation in four years, with a major amount coming from corporate/business houses, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reform.
An analysis of ‘Donations from Corporates and Business Houses to National Parties – FY 2012-13 to 2015-16’ says that “out of the five national parties, BJP received the maximum donations of Rs 705.81 crore from 2987 corporate donors followed by the Congress which received a total contribution of Rs 198.16 crore from 167 corporate donors.” according to the Zeenews report.
The report also says that “between FY 2012-13 and 2015-16, BJP’s and Congress’ voluntary contributions above Rs 20,000 from corporate/business houses is 92% and 85% respectively”
On the other hand, the “CPI and CPM have the lowest share of corporate donations at 4% and 17% respectively.”
The figures pertain to donations above Rs 20,000 only.