The BJP received a the maximum donations of Rs 915.596 crore from 1731 corporate donors, forming up to 94 per cent of its total donations. Congress, on the other hand, received just Rs 55.36 crore as corporate funding.
In the election results announced last week, the CPI, which once boasted of 29 seats at the height of its undivided organisation in 1962, has been diminished to just two seats in the current Lok Sabha.
According to Rajya Sabha MP and RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha, the CPI-RJD alliance could not be forged also because his party was not willing to compromise on its candidate Tanveer Hassan, considering his popularity and the work done by him in Begusarai.
Kumar said the RJD might have decided not to forge an alliance with the CPI because of its “political arithmetic”, but the CPI’s cadre would support Grand Alliance candidates where the party is not contesting.