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AAP collects Rs 91 L from Kejriwal’s Rs 20,000 per plate fund-raiser dinner

“We collected Rs 91 lakh from the fund-raiser dinner last night. Rs 36 lakh were collected from donor passes, Rs 36 lakh was through cheque donation from those who came and our volunteers collected Rs 21 lakh,” AAP leader Preeti Sharma Menon said here on Friday.

“The next fundraiser will be in Bengaluru. We are impressed with the response to our fund-raiser drive,” she said. With online donations, AAP is looking to raise funds differently to take on BJP which is relying on ‘brand Modi’. “The Mumbai dinner had space for a maximum of 200 donors, mostly our supporters. Most of those who attended were young professionals, some diamond merchants and a few directors from Bollywood,” she said.

AAP’s Maharashtra unit has a target of raising Rs 5 crore over the next two months through reach-out drives,” she said.

In the run-up to this year’s Lok Sabha elections, Kejriwal had in March hosted a fund-raising dinner in Bengaluru inviting criticism from Congress which questioned whether the AAP leader  — who then also charged Rs 20,000 per person for having a meal with him — could claim to represent the common man.

“Kejriwal has appealed people to donate for the party,” Menon said.
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