At Rs 6,046 Crore, BJP Is The Richest Party
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – The total assets declared by the eight national parties increased to Rs 8,829.158 crore during the financial year 2021-22, of which the highest assets were declared by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Rs 6,046.81 crore during FY 2021-22, a report said on September 4.
The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), in its report, said that the total assets declared by the eight national parties during FY 2020-21 amounted to Rs 7,297.61 crore which increased to Rs 8,829.15 crore during FY 2021-22.
The report stated that during 2020-21, the declared assets of BJP totaled Rs 4,990.19 crore which increased by 21.17 per cent to Rs 6,046.81 crore during FY 2021-22.
The report further said that for 2020-21, the declared assets of Congress totaled Rs 691.11 crore which increased by 16.58 per cent to Rs 805.68 crore during 2021-22.
The report also pointed out that the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is the only national party to show a decrease in its annual declared assets. “The total assets of BSP between FY 2020-21 and 2021-22 decreased by 5.74 percent from Rs 732.79 crore to Rs 690.71 crore,” the report said.
The report highlighted that the Trinamool Congress witnessed massive growth in its assets during 2021-22. “The total assets of Trinamool Congress increased from Rs 182.001 crore during FY 2020-21 to Rs 458.10 crore, an increase of 151.70 percent,” the report said.
The report also stated that the assets of the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) also grew in FY 2021-22 to Rs 74.54 crore as compared to Rs 30.93 crore.
Whereas the assets of the CPI rose from Rs 14.05 crore in FY 2020-21 to Rs 15.72 crore in FY 2021-22.
The report also analyzed the liabilities of the eight national parties and said that the total liabilities for FY 2020-21 declared by the parties were Rs 103.55 crore, with Congress declaring the highest liabilities of Rs 71.58 crore followed by CPI(M) with Rs 16.109 crore.
It also said that between FY 2020-21 and 2021-22, five parties declared a decrease in liabilities, Congress (decrease of Rs 29.63 crore), BJP (decrease of Rs 6.035 crore), CPI(M) (decrease of Rs 3.899 crore), AITC (decrease of Rs 1.30 crore) and Rs 1 lakh liabilities decrease of the NCP.
It said that for FY 2021-22, BJP has the highest capital at present after declaring Rs 6,041.64 crore followed by Rs 763.73 crore of Congress and Rs 723.56 crore of CPI(M).