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BJP`s assets swell by 22.27% to Rs 1483.35 crores in 2017-18, Congress` down by 15.26%


Bharatiya Janata Party’s overall assets grew by 22.27 per cent within a year, up from Rs 1213.13 crores in financial year (FY) 2016-17 to Rs 1483.35 crores during FY 2017-18, election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in a release. 

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The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), however, registered a decrease in their annual declared assets. Congress’ total assets decreased by 15.26 per cent, from Rs 854.75 crore to Rs 724.35 crore between 2016-17 and 2017-18. The NCP fell by 16.39 per cent from Rs 11.41 crore to Rs 9.54 crore in the same period.

The ADR analysed the total assets declared by the seven National Parties —  BJP, Congress, NCP, Bahujan Samaj Party, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and All India Trinamool Congress).

The combined declared assets of all parties grew by six per cent from Rs 3456.65 crore in FY 2016-17 to Rs 3260.81 crore in FY 2017-18.

The total assets of Trinamool increased from Rs 26.25 crore during FY 2016-17 to Rs 29.10 crore, an increase of 10.86 per cent.

The overall liabilities of the seven policital parties decreased by 27.26 per cent from Rs 514.99 cr to Rs 374.61 cr in FY 2017-18. 

For FY 2017-18, Congress declared the highest liabilities of Rs 324.2 crore, followed by Rs 21.38 cror in case of BJP and Rs 10.65 crore in case of Trinamool.

Between FY 2016-17 and 2017-18, four parties declared a decrease in liabilities. Congress reported a decrease of Rs 137.53 crores, CPM Rs 3.02 crores, NCP Rs 1.34 crores and Trinamool Rs 55 lakhs.

BJP, CPI and BSP, however, declared an increase in liabilities during FY 2017-18. 

Political parties fall under the non-commercial, non-industrial or non-business entity. Thus, the standard accounting formats of the other entities are not applicable to political parties, said the election watchdog ADR.

Source: Zee News