Parties received over Rs 1,100 crore during polls this year, spent big on publicity: Study

Nineteen political parties, including the BJP and the Congress, received over Rs 1,100 crore during assembly polls in five states and union territories in 2021 and spent over Rs 500 crore, a big chunk of which went towards advertisements and travel expenses for star campaigners, a study said on Friday. The BJP received the highest amount of Rs 611.692 crore. The Congress received the second-highest amount of Rs 193.77 crore.

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