Value of donor income among political parties in India FY 2018

The Narendra Modi-led BJP received the highest donor income that year amounting to about 1.7 billion Indian rupees compared to other political parties across India in financial year 2018. On the other hand, Congress received about 110 million rupees. It was legal for companies to give donations via electoral trusts. The trusts worked as a blind pool. Companies disclosed how much funding they provided, but the trusts were not required to specify which company had funded which party.

Value of donor income across India in financial year 2018, by political party

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Sources

Release date

March 2019

Region

India

Survey time period

FY 2018

Special properties

according to the source, this was income declarations of 16 electoral trusts submitted to the Election Commission for FY 2018.

Supplementary notes



India's financial year starts in April and ends in March. For example, FY 2018 started in April 2017 and ended in March 2018.

One Indian rupee is equal to 0.014 U.S. dollars and 0.013 euros as of March 2019.

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