New Delhi: A lunch with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal to collect funds for Delhi assembly elections has fetched more than Rs. 20 lakh, claimed a party leader.
Unlike other party events, where such lunches and dinners are organised by the party or its frontal wings, the event was organised by AAP's Greater Kailash assembly constituency unit, former Delhi minister Saurabh Bharadwaj said.
"We have until now collected more than Rs. 20 lakh, but the figure will rise as many people have promised to give their cheques tomorrow. So, we are not counting that amount. Also, some people have promised logistical support like providing a xerox machine, desktops and printers," said the former transport minister.
He added that unlike similar earlier events organised by the AAP, this event was different as it mostly had residents of Greater Kailash constituency.
Unlike other events like lunch with traders, where a majority of the people were traders, this gathering had a blend of IT professionals, businessmen and professors from Greater Kailash constituency, the former AAP legislator said.
Ahead of the assembly election, the AAP has organised similar events.
The one organised by the Mumbai unit of the party helped it secure donations of Rs 91 lakh, while the lunch organised by the AAP's trader wing raised nearly Rs 50 lakh.
The party has set a fund collection target of Rs 30 crore, ahead of Delhi assembly elections.