Regional parties political funding details: TDP stands in top 7th place
Based on the Supreme court’ verdict on 13th September 2013, all the regional and National parties have to submit donations list to ECI(Election Commission of India) above Rs.20,000/- to bring out the transparency.
Post the judgment, it has become must follow custom to submit the donation lists to ECI every year by all the political parties in India. The total amount of donations declared by Regional parties above and below Rs.20,000 was worth Rs91.37cr from 6339 donations for Financial Year 2016-17.
Despite the drop in donations from the last year, still, Shiv Sena leads top with Rs.25.67cr from 297 donations. Delhi CM Aravind Kejriwal’ AAP is in the second spot with Rs.24.73cr from 3865 donations.
From South, JDS Karnataka in 5th position with Rs. 4.209crores from 46 donations whereas Telugu Desam Party(TDP) stands in 7th position with Rs.1.89cr from 87 donations.
YSRCP party in 16th position with Rs.0.42cr from three donations. TRS party in 18th position with 0.34cr from 26 donations.
Out of 25 regional parties, 18 parties declared their donations of donors without their PAN details. The regional parties received Rs23.02 cr or 25.26% the total amount of donations have no PAN details.
Here are the declared donations by Regional Parties during FY 2016-17