Kejriwal dines with donors for fund raising, US style

Launches ‘Aap ka Dhaan’ mobile app to collect funds

Kejriwal dines with donors for fund raising, US style

Nagpur : Despite his poor health, Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met party donors for a dinner with him in a posh hotel in Sadar.

Kejriwal who postponed his arrival due to ill health, arrived by a service flight in the evening and drove to Wadada village on Bhandara road to talk to villagers who have been affected due to untimely rains and hailstorms.

Earlier, AAP had cancelled his Chandrapur tour on Thursday, because of his poor health. The party has organised a dinner for those donating more than Rs 10,000 each, as part of a fund raising programme.

He also went to Bhandara where he addressed a public meeting in support of AAP candidate Prashant Mishra, a US-returned infotech professional who is pitted against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) heavyweight and Union Minister for Heavy Industries Praful Patel.

The AAP leader is scheduled to lead a roadshow in all six assembly constituencies in Nagpur Lok Sabha area tomorrow morning.

He is also expected to address a public meeting at the sprawling Kasturchand Park grounds in Nagpur city. Permission for the public meeting has been granted, after it was cancelled earlier, AAP’s Girish Nandgaonkar said.

The party has come up with a mobile application “Aap ka Dhaan”. The mobile application will only be available to volunteers and candidates to collect fund, party sources said.

“If a volunteer or candidate will collect money, he/ she will fill in details of the donor on the application. In response the donor will get a message saying the party has received the money and the party will also have a record of how much money was collected by the volunteer. This will bring in more transparency.  “A cap will also be set on the volunteers above which he/she cannot collect money. Volunteers have to deposit the money with the party after reaching the limit prescribed only after which he/ she can seek more donations,” explained an AAP leader.                  –PTI

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