Bhubaneswar, July 11: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has received the highest Rs 622 crore donations through Electoral Bonds among all regional parties in the country, according to a report by election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
More than 89.81 per cent of Naveen Patnaik’s BJD’s total donations came from Electoral Bonds.
“More than 89.81% of BJD’s total donations came from Electoral Bonds worth Rs 622 crore. DMK declared the second highest donations from bonds of Rs 431.50 crore (90.703% of its total donations) followed by TRS which declared Rs 383.6529 crore (80.45%) and YSR-C which declared Rs 330.44 crore (72.43%),” the report said.
Donations received by the 31 political parties analysed (including seven national and 24 regional) during the last six-year period (FY17 to FY22) stood at Rs 16,437.635 crore.
Donations worth Rs 9188.35991 crore were received from Electoral Bonds amounting 55.90% while Rs 4614.53 crore were received from the corporate sector (28.07%) and Rs 2634.74509 crore were received from other sources (16.03%).