For party kitty, AAP seeks shagun

The AAP had received around Rs 20 crore for the Assembly polls.

Written by Aditi Vatsa | New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2015 4:37:05 am

On the day Aam Aadmi Party leaders took oath, the party decided to fuel its donation drive, asking its supporters to give them a “shagun” of Rs 5,001.

“We will need money to run the party. The funds that had been collected till now were exhausted during the elections. We need to create a corpus which can take the party forward,” AAP leader Pankaj Gupta, who heads the donation wing of the party, said.

The AAP had received around Rs 20 crore for the Assembly polls. An e-mail sent to AAP supporters said, “Bless Arvind and the Aam Aadmi Party today — give them a shagun of Rs 5001 — and help Arvind and the AAP achieve their dream of a corruption free India.”

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“Today, Arvind Kejriwal has taken oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi at the Ramlila Maidan in the presence of the citizens of Delhi. In fact, he had invited the citizens to take oath along with him, as every aam aadmi has become the CM today,” the e-mail read.
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