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AAP cancels coffee with Yadav, offers dinner to raise quick poll funds

Sanjeev K Ahuja, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, March 25, 2014
First Published: 02:16 IST(25/3/2014) | Last Updated: 02:18 IST(25/3/2014)

After a successful fund-raiser dinner in Delhi for its seven candidates, the Aam Aadmi Party is now hosting a similar event in Gurgaon for its candidate Yogendra Yadav.

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The party had earlier planned “Coffee with Yogendra Yadav” for Rs. 5,000 but has dumped that idea. The party has now offered dinner with its Gurgaon Parliamentary candidate for Rs. 20,000 per person.

Those interested can also book a table for six persons for Rs. 1.20 lakh for the event, scheduled on March 29. The venue for the dinner is yet to be decided.

It is yet to be decided if the venue for Yogendra Yadav’s fund-raiser dinner would be a luxury hotel or a club in Gurgaon.

“It depends on the number of people who apply for the dinner. We are trying to call those who had applied earlier for the coffee fund-raising event with Yadav for March 22. The event was cancelled following Arvind Kejriwal’s roadshow and rally in Gurgaon the next day on March 23,” said Nisha Singh, who is in charge of the fund-raising initiative for the party and a municipal councillor. More than 100 people had applied for the coffee event.

“We have offered the people an option of booking an entire table with six seats for Rs. 1.20 lakh and enjoy the aspiring speech and interactive session of about an hour with Yogendra Yadav,” Singh added.   

The AAP had earlier organized a fund-raising event “coffee with Yogendra Yadav” on March 8 at a private institute and collected just Rs. 6.58 lakh.

Majority of the participants had paid Rs. 5,000 each while others paid less.


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