Undoubtedly corruption is a big issue and all the political parties are engaged in corrupt practices which is evident from their expenditure during any election. While there are huge donations coming from different quarters, political parties will never divulge the details of their funding. They will ignore RTI applications and will say that political parties do not come under the ambit of RTI. In 2013, the CIC, in its ruling said that the 7 national parties fall under the ambit of RTI act but all political parties unanimously declared that they cannot be regarded as public authorities which is a requirement for coming under the scope of the RTI act. They know all will be caught on the wrong foot and hence decided to make this a point. All political parties are the same wearing different masks at different times. As long as corruption is not eradicated, all independent authorities will be somehow influenced by the ruling party.
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
No party can canvass or do rallies in absence of this fund and that is the primary thing needed for all expenditures in connection with election hue and cry. Some rich people spend their own money also in this as they know that they will get back more if they come in power.
An honest employee can hardly earn one crore rupees during his entire service but most of the leaders and politicians are declaring wealth in hundreds of crore. If you enquire they say it comes from paternal sources or agricultural sources. Interestingly what we are seeing is the tip of the iceberg and if one is interested to see the submerged part of the iceberg then please see how much they have already spent on banglows, swimming pools, interior decoration, purchasing land, leisure foreign trips, functions in the family etc.
So this is a very deep rooted subject and the clever and dishonests are making money in the process backed by all the documents to justify their source also.
Knowledge is power.
In fact, if you have no money you will not be able to campaign and may loose the election because no one knows you.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
ideological liking of the political party and the good work done by the party to the society and the Nation as a whole.
There are many business houses who extend financial support to the political parties. These corporates may get incentives and reliefs in the policies of the Government.
"If you don't understand my silence, you will not understand my words"
Many of the private corporate offices will give a lot of money as a donation for all the important parties so that there will not be any problem in running their business irrespective of the party coming to power. Those donations will go to crores of rupees. In addition to that, the kickbacks that are being given to these leaders by the beneficiaries after demonetization will also be there accumulated with them. All those amounts will come out and will get distributed.
However many of the State governments started distributing the official money to all the people as pensions or aids and getting the sympathy.