Kejri launches AAP donation challenge, nominates 11

The Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal launched the social media driven ‘I Fund Honest Party Challenge’ by nominating 11 persons, including his brother and sister, to donate for the party’s poll campaign.

Kejriwal kicked off the campaign on Friday by himself donating Rs 10,000 to the party.
The former Delhi chief minister named 11 people, which includes industrialist Rajiv Bajaj, actress and party leader Gul Panag, businessman Subhash Khandelwal, Vipin Mittal, his family friend and dentist, his close aide Aswathi Muralidharan, NRIs Amit Agarwal and Munish Raizada, Mohammad Kasim, a law student, his IIT batchmate Subroto Saha, and his brother and sister Manoj and Ranjana Kejriwal.

He later said that his mother Gita Devi has also expressed her willingness to accept the challenge.

“This is a donor-get-donor programme appealing to donors to take the challenge, make a donation and send an appeal to 10 of their friends and family members to also donate and participate in the challenge. As more people join the challenge, a network of donors, referrals and participants will be built and the message of #IFundHonestParty shall spread to a wide number of people,” the AAP in a statement said. 

The party added that their new campaign is in continuation of its fund-raising initiatives to mobilise resources for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

Likened it to Swacch Bharat Abhiyan
Launching the campaign, Kejriwal likened the strategy behind his campaign to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyan.

“This is a Swacch Rajneeti Abhiyan (clean politics campaign). India will not become clean until ‘clean’ funding comes into politics,” Kejriwal said, claiming that initiative will help pump in ‘clean’ money to the party’s coffer.

To spread the message of his cleanliness drive the PM too had drawn a leaf from the popular charity chain ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He had nominated nine well-known people to join his campaign.

Party’s national secretary Pankaj Gupta said through this campaign, the AAP want more and more citizens of this country to become direct stakeholders in our party and hence in defining the politics of this country.

The party claimed that over 10 lakh people have donated to his party since its inception.   

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