Where were the one lakh? AAP taunts BJP

AAP said they would include “failure of the BJP” to ensure an attendance of one-lakh people at their rally.

Written by Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi | Published: January 12, 2015 1:42 am

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at the Ramlila Maidan, the AAP plans to attack the BJP over attendance at the event. Senior party members said they would include what they termed “failure of the BJP” to ensure an attendance of one-lakh people at the rally in their campaign.

“Numbers are the focus of a rally organised on such a large scale to show that the party is immensely popular. It is clear that though they themselves advertised that one lakh people would attend, even the highest estimates are at 40,000. We will raise this point before the people we reach out to, that even Narendra Modi failed to draw people and the rally flopped. This is already finding mention on social media and senior leaders will make mention of this in their speeches as well. We have pictures of the empty chairs at Ramlila Maidan,” a senior leader said.

AAP leaders said the party “has decided to make source of funds to political parties as one of its focal points of campaign for the Delhi Assembly elections”. “The AAP challenges the BJP and the Congress to reveal their sources of funds and let the people of Delhi know how much money they will spend on their campaigns for the Assembly elections,” a leader said.

The party said its own social media initiative, the “IfundHonestParty”, had received donations of Rs 2 crore in the first 10 days of the campaign. “An interesting feature of this latest fundraising initiative has been that highest single-day donations were received on January 10 (Saturday), the day Modi launched a negative campaign against Kejriwal,” Pankaj Gupta, AAP national secretary, said.

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  1. S
    Jan 12, 2015 at 8:10 am
    I'm sure these one lakh will be imported from outside delhi who sold their vote to bjp for 2 rupees.
    1. A
      Jan 13, 2015 at 2:36 am
      Show me a single proof that shows AAP received funding from ford then I would stop supporting AAP and would vote for bjp. Else would u stop criticising AAPBtw i can prove u that modi led bjp gov got funding from ford
      1. C
        C K
        Jan 12, 2015 at 9:09 am
        The question of AAP do not deserve any answer. It shows the immaturity of not AAP but Mr.AK of AAP. He will spoil AAP totally. Up till now Poor and Muslims were taken for ride by politicians. Now that Youth are taken for a ride. Just see the position ofseveral lakhs of youths of Delhi. They are misguided and politicians are takingthe undue advantage.It is true that youth of Delhi had given a chance to Mr.AK, of AAP. He proved himself as a failure. He ran away from the responsibility, and started claiming that I have approached the public of Delhi, who told me to resign. This is totally fabricated. Several lakhs of voters voted for AAP, he may have asked few through sms , and resigned and now he owe the responsibility to Voters of Delhi.No doubt he was clean prior to the Last election of Delhi. Now the scenarios had already changed. He is marketing one food plate for 10- to – 30,000/- The actual cost to host such a Dinner cannot go beyond Rs.5000/- Government has a control over2-3-5- star Hotels even. AAP must be charged with crime as per MRTP act and /or byother sections, SC must intervene in the matter & proper punishment must be given.
        1. O
          Jan 12, 2015 at 9:26 pm
          AAP deserves another chance but not with Kejriwal at the helm.Someone more mature and thoughtful and scholarly like Yogendra Yadav will do better.But thats not going to happen and AAP will lose the chance to rehabilitate itself even as BJP continues to follow ic saffron agenda with the likes of Irani and Batra.AAP is blowing another chance.
          1. J
            Jan 12, 2015 at 10:20 am
            What about this: We slap you and give you the 2 rupees instead.
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