According to the 2018-19 audit report submitted by the BJP to the Election Commission, the party's total income for the year was over Rs 2,410 crore. This is a 134 per cent increase, in comparison to its Rs 1,027 crore income shown in the 2017-18 audit report, a Times of India report says.
As per the audit report, over Rs 1,450 crore came from electoral bonds alone, in comparison to Rs 210 crore declared as income from electoral bonds.
Total expenditure declared by the party for 2018-19 is shown to be over Rs 1,005 crore. The party, in its annual report, has shown that Rs 792.4 crore as expenditure on the election and general propaganda for the fiscal year. This is a 32 per cent rise from its Rs 758 crore in expenditure in 2017-18.
As per an audit report filed by the Congress to the EC, the party's income has increased by 361 per cent, of which, 383 crore have been declared as income from electoral bonds. This is a whopping increase in comparison with Rs 5 crore the party declared as income from electoral bonds in 2017-18.
The Congress declared Rs 309 crore as election expenditure in 2018-19, of which it says Rs 57 lakh was spent on pre-poll surveys and Rs 78 crore on publicity.
Voluntary contributions for BJP has come from Aajiwan Sahayog Nidhi, the contribution for meetings, morchas and other general contributions.