Aam Aadmi Party fundraiser collects Rs 50 lakh, Arvind Kejriwal quizzed about attack on media

"Around 200 people attended the dinner. We have gathered about Rs 50 lakh," said C.N Radhakrishnan.

Bengaluru | Updated: March 16, 2014 12:42 pm

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal faced questions about his controversial remarks on the media at the party’s Rs 20,000-per person fundraiser dinner in Bangalore that yielded Rs 50 lakh.

The dinner, organised last night during Kejriwal’s two-day visit to the city to drum-up support for the party, was attended by around 200 people, AAP leaders said.

The event was an initiative by a group called “Well wishers of AAP” co-ordinated by former Infosys board member and party candidate from Bangalore Central constituency V. Balakrishnan with an intention to raise funds for the party in a “transparent manner”.

“Around 200 people attended the dinner. We have gathered about Rs 50 lakh,” said C.N Radhakrishnan, a member of “Well wishers of AAP”.

“A few people had pledged support to us but could not attend the event… they will be sending in their contributions soon,” he added.

In what was said to be an interactive session, Kejriwal’s recent salvo against the media was a hot topic among the attendees, who quizzed the former Delhi Chief Minister over the issue.

Naina P Nayak, AAP’s candidate from Bangalore South who was part of the dinner event, said, “It was a great event, it was completely interactive session, people asked him all kind of questions and pointed out some errors too.”

“People asked him about his recent comments about media. Kejriwal sought to clarify his comment and tried to make them understand what he really meant….,” Nayak said without elaborating.

“His resignation as Delhi Chief Minister was another hot topic. A few had some reservations on the way he resigned,” she added.

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    raman sharma
    Mar 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm
    It was surprised to see that there may be more than one lakh public in kejriwal ralley at palwal which shows that public loves kejriwal very much, it is good opportunity that at least we have option.
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    Balan
    Mar 16, 2014 at 9:01 am
    Why has the media suddenly gone soft on this party?
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    chaya
    Mar 21, 2014 at 9:26 am
    Arvind Kejriwal is India’s biggest scam.Arvind Kejriwal’s NGO ‘Sampoorna Parivartan’ and CSDS (Center for the Study of Developing Societies) have been granted $80,000 and the $250,000 respectively. Key ociates of Arvind Kejriwal like Yogendra Yadav, have been functionaries of the CSDS. What makes this funding to Kejriwal a criminal activity is the fact that he in 2002 was still a government servant and therefore not enled to receive it. Government servants are not permitted to float NGOs without due permission.Kejriwal branched off from Parivartan to establish yet another NGO, Kabir. As per the doents, Kabir was established on 15 August 2005. This was again illegal, as Kejriwal continued to be in government service.It has also been established that CIA operatives operate through the academic route. One such academic researcher Ms Shimrit Lee was ociated with Kejriwal’s Kabir NGO in the garb of doing research on ‘Public Power: India and Other Democracies’. Ms Lee specializes in Tahrir Square type demonstrations that we are now witnessing in Ukraine. She has been active in Cairo, Haifa, Chad and Israel, India and US. It is she who introduced the ideas of Mohalla Committees and brought the Arab Spring technology to India to launch KejriwalThat the US has been using the Dutch for pushing its agenda in India, which includes destabilization of India’s Northeast is known.It is also well known as to how the CIA and the Dutch Intelligence Agency (BVD – Binenlandise Veiligheidsdienst) connived in alowing AQ Khan to steal nuclear secrets from URENCO, site at Almeto in Netherlands, only with the purpose of balancing stan with India in nuclear capability during the Cold War. It is through this kind of geopolitical balancing in various regions that the US maintains its lead role.Arvind Kejriwal is therefore not a political threat but a security threat to this country, his main objective being to destabilize India to perpetuate US agenda.
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    Abhi Ghosh
    Mar 17, 2014 at 7:57 am
    It is an open secret that in abroad also the medias along with the capitalists campaign in favour of the political parties.As a result "Wall-Street" movement crops up.But lastly they have at least that much of honesty to arrange several debates among their candidates.AAP had challenged the crony capitalists and now challenging crony media personnels.I salute AAP.For God sake do not conspire to ruin the dreams of AAM AADMI for better Indiae join hands together for better tomorrow so that we won't have to witness another "wall- Street" or civil war in form of maoists or naxalism in India.
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    Ranjeeta Singh
    Mar 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm
    How can people donate large sums of money to a party like AAP. The chief Kejriwal ran away in just 49 days bringing out a question about his sustaining power
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    Ranjeeta Singh
    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm
    How can people donate large sums of money to a party like AAP. The chief Kejriwal ran away in just 49 days bringing out a question about his sustaining power
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    sangeeth
    Mar 16, 2014 at 9:34 am
    My dear Arvind, The most compelling story of 2014 election is not that Modi is the only official PM nominee in the fray but he is there in spite of the consistent negative reporting and adverse propaa by the entire media for the last 12 years. Please note again that it is not a section of the media but the entire media and not a for a week or two but for the last 12 years! During this time Modi has grown from a nobody to the PM in waiting. Will they heed you even at this last minute? I hope so my dear. However to accuse them of taking money to promote Modi? Totally and completely unfair!!!
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