April 15, 2009 2:59:20 am
Party leaders request Surat voters to donate Rs 10 or more for poll expenses
The newly formed Maha Gujarat Janata Party (MJP) has come up with an innovative idea to collect donations from the people of Surat for its election expenses as the party is running short of funds.
The party leaders have requested the people of Surat to voluntarily donate Rs 10 or more for the expenses of the candidate.
Recently several political leaders were captured on video distributing cash to the people on the eve of the Lok Sabha polls. But the Maha Gujarat Janata Party has come forward to the public to collect donations on a voluntary basis.
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The party has put forward 16 candidates from different constituencies in Gujarat for the upcoming polls.
More than 10,000 hand bills depicting the photo of the party candidate and its symbol and also some lines to gain sympathy of the people for giving voluntary donations,have been printed.
The hand bills have been distributed in different areas of Surat.
The phone numbers of few of the party leaders have also been printed on the pamphlets so that anybody can call on the number and donate the amount to the party worker.
Different cash collecting centres have also been opened by the party leaders so that the people can directly go to the collection centres and donate the amount.
Fakir Chauhan,the partys Surat candidate said: The Congress and the BJP have enough funds to spend on their candidates,but our party is new and we dont have such resources. We should have money for campaigning and other election expenses,so we have requested the people to help us in this regard. The donor should donate only Rs 10 or more and we are not forcing people to compulsorily give donations.
He added: In this way,our workers will roam in the different areas and also take part in the campaign. We have kept donation boxes at the party offices in different places. We are getting good support from the youths in different societies and they are voluntarily helping us to collect funds.
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