Political rivals in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) requested BJP for donations to fund their election campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Delhi BJP confirmed having received the email and shared a screen shot of the mail, However, media could not independently verify the authenticity of the mail as the AAP did not respond to phone calls and text messages seeking a comment .
This news comes after Kejriwal asked pubic for donation, ‘“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,” Kejriwal said while launching the nationwide crowd sourcing campaign, “AAP Ka Dhaan, Rashtra ka Nirmaan”, from Talkatora stadium in central Delhi.’
The request from the AAP’s official email ID, signed by Delhi chief minister and party convener Arvind Kejriwal, flashed in the BJP mailbox around 1.30pm on Thursday. The mail read, “After three years in government, we have a situation that the Delhi government is flush with funds but the AAP is poor…Many elections are coming up in next two years. We don’t have money. We need money. We need your support.”
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari was quick to acknowledge the donation request. He even went on to say that he would pay Kejriwal’s party over Rs 1 lakh from his personal earnings if the Delhi CM agreed to clear the proposal for Delhi Metro’s Phase IV, which is pending with the Delhi government for almost three years now.
“Arvind Kejriwal ji, people have chosen you to represent them. Don’t punish them. Delhi gave you 67 out of 70 seats. The chief minister of that place is saying that we will not give you Phase 4 of Metro? You want donations? Clear the Delhi Metro Phase 4 and I will give you Rs 111,100 from the money I have earned from singing,” Tiwari tweeted on Thursday.