Bangalore fund-raiser: Dine with Arvind Kejriwal for Rs 20,000

For the middle-class electorate, the party is introducing ‘Nanna Mana Dhana Aam Aadmi’ campaign.

Bangalore | Updated: March 12, 2014 8:12 am

When AAP convener and former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visits Nagpur and Bangalore this week, supporters sitting down to dine with him would hand out cheques. The dinner would cost Rs 20,000 per person in Bangalore.

In Nagpur, AAP supporters are likely to dole out between Rs 8,000 and Rs 25,000, and the amount may touch Rs 1 lakh. The minimum was yet to be decided until Monday evening. The ‘Dinner with Kejriwal’ in Nagpur is likely to be held on Thursday and in Bangalore on March 15..

Over 200 have already signed in for participation in Bangalore. Some 300 people drawn largely from AAP support base in the IT sector are key source of funding for AAP candidates in Bangalore. The group, the Well Wishers of AAP forum, was founded to organize funds for the Delhi assembly elections, a member of the group said. The group runs http://www.wwaap.org.

The Nagpur group of AAP has decided Tuli International hotel as the venue. The Bangalore venue will be revealed by Wednesday evening.

Prajakta Atul, the AAP spokesperson in Nagpur, said: “We haven’t yet decided on minimum cut-off. It could be Rs 8,000 or Rs 25,000. We are going to appeal to donors to donate up to Rs 1 lakh.”

Dr Radhakrishna, a surgeon and AAP member in Bangalore, said. “We as a group wanted to contribute to the party. We believe in money at the table not under the table. We want to use this opportunity when Arvind visits Bangalore.”

The fundraising will be transparent and based on three conditions, AAP national executive member Prithvi Reddy said. “Contributions have to be only through cheques, details will be updated on the party website and there will be no strings attached to donations,” he explained.

“Individuals who believe clean politics requires clean money can contribute,” he said.

One of the key drivers of the fundraiser in Bangalore is former Infosys CFO V Balakrishnan, the AAP candidate for Bangalore Central. “At present nearly 75 per cent of funding for elections comes from unknown sources. AAP is introducing new traditions,’’ he said.

“We have responses from people from all walks of life. People from rural districts, retired officials as well techies. Some who cannot travel to be part of the dinner have come forward to contribute,” said a WWAAP member who identified himself as Joe, a techie.

“It will be  a very simple event,” he said.

The party is also launching ‘sponsor your candidate’ campaign. “In this campaign we will reach out to 2000 people in each constituency and ask them to contribute Rs 2000 each,” said Prithvi Reddy.

For the middle-class electorate, the party is introducing ‘Nanna Mana Dhana Aam Aadmi’ campaign. The party would distribute tokens, for a donation of Rs 50 each, along with an ‘I funded Aam Aadmi’ badge. In lower income households, it would collect Rs 10 each and give the badge and the ‘Aam Aadmi cap’.

Asked if it conforms to party ideology, Prajakta Atul said, “It’s a misconception AAP is only poor people’s party or party for poor people. We are not against rich people. We are here to change the corrupt system. And even business class are sufferers of corruption. So, we need to cater to them too.” Kejriwal will visit Chandrapur, Bhandara and Wardha on March 13 and hold a rally and public meeting at Nagpur on March 14. He will be in Bangalore the next day.

With  inputs from Kaunain Sheriff M

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    Abhishak
    Mar 14, 2014 at 7:46 am
    Every one knows if you took a beg money from business man. So you have to work for the welfare of the people, if not then you forced to do favour,this is the 1st step of the corruption starts. Which is following by the AAM AADMI PARTY. other side Chief of aap said that we fight for the Corruption. I think, AAP party never stand on single stand.
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      anyone
      Mar 14, 2014 at 4:05 am
      why he is not asking question to CM of maharashtra and asking to meet him
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        Ashupal
        Mar 14, 2014 at 7:51 am
        AAM AADMI PARTY is getting the funds for the use of the election campaign from a cross section in the society who are interested in contributing to the fund. but still they are misusing the contributing fund. which is not good for the Contributor because they are contributing for the right woks which is not doing by the AAP party. So we can say that AAP PARTY become corrupt party.
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          Rajesh Shenoy
          Mar 12, 2014 at 4:17 pm
          AAP has not answered the question on Ford foundation funding, i hope prithvi reddy or V balakrishnan will ask and let us know
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            Swarup Sengupta
            Mar 12, 2014 at 12:22 pm
            Aam Admi dinner cost Rs20000! Wow! This is nothing but an insult to ordinary or AAM ADMI people like us.
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              Arjun
              Mar 13, 2014 at 6:26 pm
              Are you Insane? Its a fund raiser campaign!! Grow Up!!
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                Good
                Mar 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm
                They have very clearly said that it is a Fund Raising Dinner. This is the only some of the ways a honest party can aculate funds for its cause.
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                  Sridhara Hiriyannaiah
                  Mar 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm
                  Dinner at Rs 20,000.00 and he is aam aadmi? Why cant he have dinner at a road side dhaba with all aam aadmi?
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                    Sridhara Hiriyannaiah
                    Mar 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm
                    Yes, Who will come for a dinner costing Rs 20K? Coming with wife will cost them Rs.40,000.00. Naturally high corporate and business people will come with whom he wants to have connections. Mango Man is becoming very sour.
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                      Indian
                      Mar 14, 2014 at 4:02 am
                      Why is he not asking to meet CM of Maharashtra and putting question in front of him as he did in GUj
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                        karan
                        Mar 14, 2014 at 7:45 am
                        I think, Now Appreciate your effort for funding the party to run.transparency is very important. If you want to use the money in the right direction that's no issue but you are spending the 20000 money on individual dinner, that's wrong as you are because AAP party called we are aam aadmi.
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                          karan
                          Mar 14, 2014 at 7:53 am
                          W NATION knows contributor are contributing the Fund for AAP, it is an occasion to listen to critical opinions and fresh ideas and enrich itself by way of ideas,contacts and funds in a transparent way. But AAP party is not going to use the fund in the nice place.
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                            Supporter
                            Mar 15, 2014 at 6:32 am
                            good luck AAP.desperately waiting for 16th may to watch the faces of some paid news channels.
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                              kiran
                              Mar 14, 2014 at 7:48 am
                              If we see most of the respondents seems to have missed the point. It is not the cost of the dinner that is the consideration, but the opportunity provided to meet and discuss with the party leader on matters of mutual concern.But AAP party is deny this and not using the fund money in the right direction. They are making the fool to the common people of the nation.
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                                kishor
                                Mar 14, 2014 at 7:48 am
                                I think, this is the concept of clean fund raising is very nice,new thinking.Keep it up.Everyone should understand ,this is purely fund raising strategy. which is not going for a long time but w party will never realized that they are doing wrong because they never accept his fault in the any how.
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                                  mango man
                                  Mar 12, 2014 at 12:37 pm
                                  Which aad aadmi pays Rs. 20,000 for sambar anna?
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                                    VED
                                    Mar 14, 2014 at 9:31 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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                                      Rakesh Sharda
                                      Mar 12, 2014 at 4:28 am
                                      The cost of dinner with aam admi ,Kejriwal,is too high for asli aam admi
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                                        ravi.sahney@gmail
                                        Mar 12, 2014 at 12:13 pm
                                        is Kejriwal paying 20000 plus airfare for attending his dinner party?
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                                          sailor
                                          Mar 12, 2014 at 12:42 pm
                                          The cost of the meal is not worth the company.
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                                            Sumit Singh
                                            Mar 14, 2014 at 9:36 pm
                                            He is not question bank. lol.. But still i can give you answer, If you can explain me, why people are not answering to him instead they ask question in return.
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