When we see expenditure under various heads, the BJP spent a total amount of Rs 102.46 crore in the two states of which Rs 68.92 crore was on publicity, Rs 32.28 crore used on travel expenses and Rs 28.38 crore given to candidates.
The report pointed out at that BSP, SP and AAP collected Rs 46.26 crore, Rs 4.48 crore and Rs 1.91 crore respectively from their central headquarters, and had not declared any amounts from state units.
It said that SP spent Rs 21.69 crore from its central headquarters while its Maharashtra and Haryana state units spent nil. Similarly, BSP incurred an expense of Rs 7.3 crore.
The ADR report said that in case of MNS and JD-U also, parties have collected funds from their Central Headquarters while only AIFB has declared no funds at its central Headquarter and state units were collected.
The ADR said that political parties collected a total of Rs 266.70 crore at the central level, through cash, cheque or demand draft and in kind/bank interest, which was 72.51 per cent of the total funds collected by political parties during Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections.
The report said that among the state units, the political parties collected the maximum amount of Rs 98.72 crore from Maharashtra, which was 26.84 per cent of the total funds, collected at the state levels.
It said that the most preferred mode of collection was by cheque/DD where the parties collected Rs 366.22 crore, which was 99.57 per cent of the total funds collected both at the state and central levels. Besides, Rs 1.57 crore was collected by cash at the central headquarters and state units by the 11 political parties.
(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.