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Rs 26L pours into AAP coffers

A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought donations for the AAP, the party got more than Rs 13 lakh on Wednesday, with a leader saying it was “just the beginning”. 

Within hours after Kejriwal made the public appeal, the Aam Aadmi Party collected Rs 13,05,737 on Tuesday, the party’s website showed. Till 7 pm on Wednesday, another 905 donors had donated Rs 13,51,863. Ankit Lal, an AAP leader, said that the money was for the party which took power in Delhi in February.

“This is just a beginning of the process,” he said, quickly adding that no target amount had been set. 
“The amount collected will be used solely for party functioning,” he added. 

Ashish Talwar, another party leader, said that Kejriwal made the public appeal for donations because the party’s finances had sunk to a new low.

“We are not like other parties. We don’t keep asking for donations. Now that we realise that we need the money, we are asking for it,” Talwar said. 
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