AAP defends Rs 20,000 per person dinner with Kejriwal, says it was transparent

Fending off criticism about its "Rs 20,000 per person" dinner with Arvind Kejriwal, AAP claimed it was a transparent way of raising money.

Published:March 11, 2014 10:03 pm

Fending off criticism about its “Rs 20,000 per person” dinner with Arvind Kejriwal, AAP on Tuesday claimed it was a transparent way of raising money, unlike the mainstream parties where 75 per cent of funding came from “unknown” sources.

“We are raising money for fighting election in an open and transparent way,” former Infosys Board Member and AAP candidate from Bangalore Central V Balakrishnan, who is said to be co-ordinating the event, told reporters here. The AAP’s fund raising dinner, in which people could participate after contributing Rs 20,000 per person, is scheduled for March 15 when Kejriwal will hold roadshow in and around the city, followed by a public rally the next day.

“We are asking people to come there, interact with Arvind, understand his ideas and if they can contribute minimum Rs 20,000, that will help us in fighting election in more honest way,” Balakrishnan said. He alleged 75 per cent of funding for mainstream political parties come from unknown sources. “Raising money from unknown sources is where the corruption starts, it is like promoting crony capitalism. We will put all the names on the web,” he said, adding AAP’s approach would bring a big change.

Prithvi Reddy, AAP’s national executive member, said that for the first time in this country, AAP was approaching people telling that clean politics requires clean money. “Lot of people have tried to attack us saying that you are charging Rs 20,000 to have a meal with Kejriwal; …that’s not true, Kejriwal certainly is not interested in charging Rs 20,000, nobody is coming there for a meal.

“As a donation to the party we have requested that they give us (money), this is a ticketed event where we are charging a minimum of Rs 20,000,” he added. The party had on Monday announced 3 candidates out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka.

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    Bhajan Hans
    Mar 12, 2014 at 5:04 am
    this is western style, where per person entry with head of a party cost 300-450 dollars-Rs 18,000 to 27,000. good luck, it will be sold out event.
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      sunil
      Mar 14, 2014 at 4:51 pm
      It is an excellant democratic way of raising funds for the party to for the elections. May appear a bit strange for system of black money spinners!
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        Human
        Mar 11, 2014 at 10:13 pm
        BJP Rule no 1:If you don't support Modi you are not a HINDU.BJP Rule No. 2 :If you dont support BJP then you are the B-Team of Congress.BJP Rule No. 3 :If you dont support RSS/HDL/VHP then you are not a "NATIONALIST".BJP Rule No. 4 :"Nathuram Godse" was a NATIONALIST.Whatever he did was Correct. And he should have beenawarded with "Bharat Ratna".BJP Rule No. 5 :We (BJP) will " OFFER " apology to Muslims, if they accept it then it is Cool else they are from Bangladesh or stan.BJP Rule No. 6 :Giving " Dharna " for some Right Cause is Anarchism & Unconsutional while Riots and Communal Violence is Consutional ?BJP Rule No. 7 :Kejriwal ne Anna ko Dhokha diya. But Kiran Bedi & V K Singh ne Anna ko apne palko pe bitha ke rakha.BJP Rule No. 8 :If there is no Modi Wave on Ground then use Photoshop & create Modi Wave not only in India but also on International Grounds.BJP Rule No. 9 :Just blindly support Modiji. Don't be Logical.BJP Rule No. 10 :"Teri Maa ki...Tere BehenKi..." you will listen from Modi Bhakts if you ever try to be Logical & Sensible.BJP Rule No. 11 :If you try to solve Naxal's Problem through a peacful way then you are a"Naxalite".BJP Rule No. 12 :As soon as Modi becomes PM, India will surp America & UK in Development.BJP Rule No. 13 :Gujarat Model is the only "Model" that can save INDIA.BJP Rule No. 14 :Only in Modi's rally people can come in Millions.BJP Rule No. 15 :After joining BJP, "Rakhi Sawant" is officially1) Desh ki Beti2) Nationalist3) Honest4)Symbol of Bhartiya Nari.BJP Rule No. 16 :Since Amartya Sen, does not supports Modi as PM then his "Bharat Ratna" should be taken away.BJP Rule No. 17 :When CAG raises UPA's Corruption then its 100% TRUE. When CAG raises Gujarat's Corruption then its Congress's B Team.BJP Rule No. 18 :Modi's Mother is Mother India.BJP Rule No. 19 :Arvind Kejriwal should have been supported Modiji. Since he is not supporting Modiji he is a Traitor & Anti National.BJP Rule No. 20 :We won't form Govt with you, you should form Govt with Congress so that we can"tag" you as the B Team of Congress.BJP Rule No. 21 :We will make Ram Mandir. But won't tell you the Date.BJP Rule No. 22 :We are the Official "Thekedaars" of HINDUISM.BJP Rule No. 23 :Mayawati's statues of worth 500 Crore is waste of Public Money while Modi's Statue of Unity of 2500 Crore is for Tourism.BJP Rule No. 24 :Modi can make India " Congress Mukta Bharat" through his Speeches but AAP taking on Congress directly is a DRAMA.BJP Rule No. 25 :NRI's supporting AAP are Ford Agents while DOW CHEMICAL responsible for Bhopal Gas Tragedy are Saints.BJP Rule No. 26 :Somnath Bharti busted a Racket thereforehe is a nath Bharti, KARNATKA BJPMLA's watching in embly is Cool.BJP Rule No. 27 :For BJP Bhakts, "Modi got Clean Chit from SC & Gujarat Model" can be replaced with atri Mantra.BJP Rule No. 28 :Madhu Kishwar is Intelligent.
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          gunjan
          Mar 12, 2014 at 11:24 am
          mr.arvind kejriwal's policy-'make the lie big,make it simple,keep saying it and eventually people will believe it, sad but it wont work further sir.
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            Monika Verma
            Mar 13, 2014 at 11:26 am
            AAP does it again. Asking for 20k for a dinner is just too much. Will the party even bring it out what they wish to do with the funds raised. It is incorrect to say that this process is transparent.
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              Nb Nair
              Mar 12, 2014 at 3:08 am
              It is an excellant democratic way of raising funds for the party to for the elections. May appear a bit strange for system of black money spinners!
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                VED
                Mar 14, 2014 at 9:01 am
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First Russia, then Egypt, then Syria, then Ukraine – all countries fell prey to CIA plan of Hooliganism, anarchy and Final Balkanization – India is a tought Nut – Even with the support of Traitors Like Kejru and Prashant Bhushan (the Kashmiri Independence Protagonist)and some Reporters such as Punya Prasoon Joshi – CIA is not able to buy and coax all the media houses – Indians Beware – Balkanization plan of India is ready to be pla by CIA and ISI- WHILE China spreads and help Maoists in 130 districts CIA plans to use traitors like Kejru to upstage a democratic Government and create Hooliganism and Anarchy and Finally dividing India into many parts – That’s why he has Peoples like – Vinayak sen, Sabhyasachi sen, SONI sori – all helping Kejru in creating Urban MaoismRead More at: s:www.facebook/Modi....?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????CIA TRYING TO Subvert indian media thorugh traitor Kejriwal... 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First Russia, then Egypt, then Syria, then Ukraine – all countries fell prey to CIA plan of Hooliganism, anarchy and Final Balkanization – India is a tought Nut – Even with the support of Traitors Like Kejru and Prashant Bhushan (the Kashmiri Independence Protagonist)and some Reporters such as Punya Prasoon Joshi – CIA is not able to buy and coax all the media houses – Indians Beware – Balkanization plan of India is ready to be pla by CIA and ISI- WHILE China spreads and help Maoists in 130 districts CIA plans to use traitors like Kejru to upstage a democratic Government and create Hooliganism and Anarchy and Finally dividing India into many parts – That’s why he has Peoples like – Vinayak sen, Sabhyasachi sen, SONI sori – all helping Kejru in creating Urban MaoismRead More at: s:www.facebook/Modi....?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????CIA TRYING TO Subvert indian media thorugh traitor Kejriwal... Why Independent Media is India’s Greatest Strength ? First Russia, then Egypt, then Syria, then Ukraine – all countries fell prey to CIA plan of Hooliganism, anarchy and Final Balkanization – India is a tought Nut – Even with the support of Traitors Like Kejru and Prashant Bhushan (the Kashmiri Independence Protagonist)and some Reporters such as Punya Prasoon Joshi – CIA is not able to buy and coax all the media houses – Indians Beware – Balkanization plan of India is ready to be pla by CIA and ISI- WHILE China spreads and help Maoists in 130 districts CIA plans to use traitors like Kejru to upstage a democratic Government and create Hooliganism and Anarchy and Finally dividing India into many parts – That’s why he has Peoples like – Vinayak sen, Sabhyasachi sen, SONI sori – all helping Kejru in creating Urban MaoismRead More at: s:www.facebook/Modi....?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????CIA TRYING TO Subvert indian media thorugh traitor Kejriwal... Why Independent Media is India’s Greatest Strength ? First Russia, then Egypt, then Syria, then Ukraine – all countries fell prey to CIA plan of Hooliganism, anarchy and Final Balkanization – India is a tought Nut – Even with the support of Traitors Like Kejru and Prashant Bhushan (the Kashmiri Independence Protagonist)and some Reporters such as Punya Prasoon Joshi – CIA is not able to buy and coax all the media houses – Indians Beware – Balkanization plan of India is ready to be pla by CIA and ISI- WHILE China spreads and help Maoists in 130 districts CIA plans to use traitors like Kejru to upstage a democratic Government and create Hooliganism and Anarchy and Finally dividing India into many parts – That’s why he has Peoples like – Vinayak sen, Sabhyasachi sen, SONI sori – all helping Kejru in creating Urban MaoismRead More at: s:www.facebook/Modi....?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????CIA TRYING TO Subvert indian media thorugh traitor Kejriwal... Why Independent Media is India’s Greatest Strength ? First Russia, then Egypt, then Syria, then Ukraine – all countries fell prey to CIA plan of Hooliganism, anarchy and Final Balkanization – India is a tought Nut – Even with the support of Traitors Like Kejru and Prashant Bhushan (the Kashmiri Independence Protagonist)and some Reporters such as Punya Prasoon Joshi – CIA is not able to buy and coax all the media houses – Indians Beware – Balkanization plan of India is ready to be pla by CIA and ISI- WHILE China spreads and help Maoists in 130 districts CIA plans to use traitors like Kejru to upstage a democratic Government and create Hooliganism and Anarchy and Finally dividing India into many parts – That’s why he has Peoples like – Vinayak sen, Sabhyasachi sen, SONI sori – all helping Kejru in creating Urban MaoismRead More at: s:www.facebook/Modi....?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????CIA TRYING TO Subvert indian media thorugh traitor Kejriwal... Why Independent Media is India’s Greatest Strength ? First Russia, then Egypt, then Syria, then Ukraine – all countries fell prey to CIA plan of Hooliganism, anarchy and Final Balkanization – India is a tought Nut – Even with the support of Traitors Like Kejru and Prashant Bhushan (the Kashmiri Independence Protagonist)and some Reporters such as Punya Prasoon Joshi – CIA is not able to buy and coax all the media houses – Indians Beware – Balkanization plan of India is ready to be pla by CIA and ISI- WHILE China spreads and help Maoists in 130 districts CIA plans to use traitors like Kejru to upstage a democratic Government and create Hooliganism and Anarchy and Finally dividing India into many parts – That’s why he has Peoples like – Vinayak sen, Sabhyasachi sen, SONI sori – all helping Kejru in creating Urban MaoismRead More at: s:www.facebook/Modi....?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????CIA TRYING TO Subvert indian media thorugh traitor Kejriwal... Why Independent Media is India’s Greatest Strength ? First Russia, then Egypt, then Syria, then Ukraine – all countries fell prey to CIA plan of Hooliganism, anarchy and Final Balkanization – India is a tought Nut – Even with the support of Traitors Like Kejru and Prashant Bhushan (the Kashmiri Independence Protagonist)and some Reporters such as Punya Prasoon Joshi – CIA is not able to buy and coax all the media houses – Indians Beware – Balkanization plan of India is ready to be pla by CIA and ISI- WHILE China spreads and help Maoists in 130 districts CIA plans to use traitors like Kejru to upstage a democratic Government and create Hooliganism and Anarchy and Finally dividing India into many parts – That’s why he has Peoples like – Vinayak sen, Sabhyasachi sen, SONI sori – all helping Kejru in creating Urban MaoismRead More at: s:www.facebook/Modi....?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????भाइयो में एक छोटा सा अनार्किस्ट हूँ..... मेरी कोई औकात नही है - में एकेला इस देश के सिस्टम को और इस देश के कानून को खतम नही कर सकता - मुझे जिहादी और नक्शाल भाइयो का साथ चाहिये इस देश को बर्दाद करने के लिये- आपका - भगवान केजरीवाल |Bhaiyo main ek chota sa anarchist hun..... Meri koi aukaat nahi hai-Main ekela is desh ke system ko aur is desh ke kanoon ko khatam nahi kar sakta - mujhe jihadi aur naxal bhaiyo ka saath chahiye iss desh ko bardaad karne ke liye- Aapka - Bhagwan Kejriwal.....
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                  Ramesh
                  Mar 12, 2014 at 11:08 am
                  Only publicity monger rich people will attending his dinner because buffoon rich can spend rupee 20,000 how can common man bring this fabulous amount?
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                    Laxman Rao
                    Mar 12, 2014 at 3:08 am
                    hehehehe 20,000 rupees. One Ambani or one Adani is more stronger than 100,000 of your supporters. AAP is a joke. With 20,000 you can't even buy penuts in india now a day, and these s want to fight election. These kids need to grow up first.
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                      Ujwal Ujwal
                      Mar 12, 2014 at 4:40 am
                      Yes, it is an open and transparent way. Raising money from unknown sources is where the corruption starts.
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                        Utkarsh
                        Mar 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm
                        Are you sane? With 20000 you cant buy peanuts? You can have a dinner at Taj!!!
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                          Utkarsh
                          Mar 14, 2014 at 3:04 pm
                          Common man is not expected to come.. Its not shaadi ka khana!! Why dont you get the meaning of fund-raiser?
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                            Vig
                            Dec 3, 2014 at 7:16 pm
                            That is the false perception that has to be changed,, Election is won by mes.. not by rich people.. money is reuired but should not be an ends to the mean
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