Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor said that Bharatiya Janata Party is soaking up most of the political funding, partly because money goes to those who are in power and as a result most of the opposition parties are facing a bit of a crisis particularly, the Congress which has a nationwide presence.
He further added, “In Karnataka while most candidates financed their own campaign, in one case we did crowd funding effort and it was successful. It can be repeated in general elections. In Kerala also we did yatras and were able to raise funds locally, this too can be repeated in Lok Sabha elections.”
Tharoor tweeted, ”I don’t think we need to be embarrassed about acknowledging that Congress is facing a funding crunch. We should call on all concerned citizens to help us face the moneybags of the BJP.”
I don’t think we need to be embarrassed about acknowledging that @incIndia is facing a funding crunch: https://t.co/BnAoXYEw44 We should call on all concerned citizens to help us face the moneybags of the BJP
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 23, 2018
A Bloomberg report said the Congress party has stopped sending funds required to run offices in various states for the past five months. And as the party lost state after state, its funding crisis worsened, because ruling parties in states were relied upon to become cash cows for their respective national parties.
The latest move by the India’s grand old party is similar to Aam Aadmi Party, which came to power in Delhi, gets many of its contributions from outside the country.