New Delhi: Calling the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ‘kangaal’ (Bankrupt), Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a donation drive urging common people, supporters and volunteers to shore up party funds before forthcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The AAP chief also launched a mobile number 9871010101 — which people can use while donating fund to the party. Also Read - 'Should They Come With Plough, Oxen?': AAP's Swipe at VK Singh For His Remarks on Agitating Farmers
While launching a nationwide crowd sourcing campaign, “AAP Ka Dhaan, Rashtra ka Nirmaan”, from Delhi’s Talkatora stadium, Kejriwal said,”It is for the first time in history that a party is kangaal (bankrupt) and the government is cash-rich. That is because we run on your funds. We do not depend on money from corrupt millionaires.” Also Read - RT-PCR Testing Cost to be Reduced in Delhi, CM Kejriwal Issues Fresh Directives
“There are elections in the next two years. We do not have money. Party needs money. All working volunteers must contribute at least Rs 100 per month. Your family members who earn have to contribute,”Hindustan Times quoted Kejriwal as saying at the event. Also Read - ‘Don't Bite Hands That Feed You’: AAP Launches Scathing Attack on Centre, Supports Farmers
AAP MLA Sanjay Singh who was also present at the event announced that he will donate Rs 21,000 every month from his salary to the donation campaign. “Not just me but my retired father and mother will also donate to the campaign,” he asserted.
Apart from Singh, Delhi CM Kejriwal also said that he will donate Rs 10,000 from his monthly salary. Furthermore he stated that his wife and daughter will donate Rs 5,000 per month to the drive while his father will give Rs 500 every month.