Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged volunteers, supporters and people in general to donate to AAp as party has no funds to contest elections.
“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.
“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,” the Delhi chief minister said while addressing a gathering of around 1,000 party workers from Delhi.
The fresh donation appeal comes at a time when the party’s funding has been questioned by the Election Commission over the alleged concealment of donations and money coming through the ‘hawala’ route.