Cash-starved Congress will find it hard to defeat 'millionare' BJP
According to reports, the Congress party coffers are running dry for months as it lost power in state after state. A Bloomberg Quint report said that for the past five months, the Congress leadership has stopped sending the funds required to run its offices in various states. To overcome the crisis, Congress has urged members to step up contributions and has put in place several amnesty measures.
Meanwhile the BJP is flush with cash as big businesses have steadily migrated away from the Congress. According to ADR, BJP received Rs 705.81 crore from 2987 corporate donors, in contrast to NC which could only manage a contribution of Rs 198.16 crore from 167 corporate donors. The BJP's expenditures too were more than double that of Congress in the financial year 2016-17, another ADR report said.