New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spent Rs. 252 crore in the assembly elections held in Assam, West Bengal, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala previous this year, reports said.
While the highest percentage of nearly 60 percent has been spent for campaigning in the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.
As per the election expenditure statement submitted to the poll panel, of the Rs 252,02,71,753 spent by the BJP, Rs. 151 crores was spent in its campaign against Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.
While to secure its supremacy in Assam BJP spent Rs. 43.81 crore in the assembly election and Rs. 4.97 crore for the Puducherry assembly election.
In Tamil Nadu, where the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) secures the throne from its arch-rival All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the BJP spent Rs 22.97 crore in its campaign. BJP succeed to get only 2.6 percent of the votes in Tamil Nadu.
In Kerala, where the incumbent LDF retained power, the BJP spent Rs 29.24 crore.
As per the expenditure statement submitted by the Trinamool Congress, it spent Rs. 154.28 crore for its campaign in the West Bengal assembly election.