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AAP got 91 per cent of the total fund received by political outfits during 2013 Delhi elections
Total funds collected by all National and Regional parties which contested in the Delhi Assembly Elections, 2013, were Rs 2272.91 lakhs. Total funds collected by AAP were Rs 2075.36 lakhs which forms 91% of total funds collected by all the National and Regional Parties and BJP declared a total of Rs 27.7 lakhs funds collected (1.22% of total funds).

According to the analysis made by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW), total expenditure incurred by all National and Regional parties during Delhi Assembly Elections, 2013 was Rs 1501.71 lakhs.

Total expenditure declared by AAP was Rs 905.14 lakhs which forms 60% of total expenditure incurred by all the National and Regional Parties and BJP declared a total expenditure of Rs 315.28 lakhs (20.99% of total expenditure).

The report suggested that a limit on election expenditure by political parties has to be set similar to that imposed on expenditure of candidates during election period.

It said that it must be made mandatory for all political parties to submit their statements of expenditure in the format given by the ECI, within the prescribed time limit. Political parties not submitting on time or in the prescribed format should be heavily penalized,

According to an ADR press release said that the details of all donors who contribute to national and regional parties exclusively for their election campaigns must be declared in the public domain irrespective of the amount donated.

A format similar to the donations report along with the date of donations, submitted to the ECI on an annual basis, has to be prescribed for the expenditure statement so as to bring in more transparency in the finances of the political parties especially during elections when it is said that black money plays a major role.

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