'BJP is soaking up most of political funding': Shashi Tharoor

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 25, 2018, 08:28 AM(IST)

File photo of Shashi Tharoor. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

A day after acknowledging that the Congress party was indeed facing a funding crunch, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said that BJP is soaking up most of the political funding, partly because the money goes to those who are in power. 

 ''No doubt that BJP is soaking up most of the political funding, partly because the money goes to those who are in power. As a result, most of the opposition parties are facing a bit of a crisis particularly the Congress which has a nationwide presence,'' Congress leaders  Shashi Tharoor said. 

Tharoor further said that most of the candidates financed their own campaign in the run-up to the Karnataka Assembly election. 

''In Karnataka, while most candidates financed their own campaign, in one case we did crowdfunding effort and it was successful. The same can be repeated in general elections,'' he said and added in Kerala they were able to raise funds locally which, he said, can be repeated nationally. 

On Wednesday Tharoor acknowledged that the party was facing cash crunch and asked all concerned citizens to help face the ''moneybags'' of the BJP. 

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