Aam Aadmi Party has received donations of more than Rs. one crore in the last two days in response to an appeal by its leader Arvind Kejriwal.
AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal, after casting his vote with his family at Tilak Marg in New Delhi. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
"For the past two days donations have swelled and we have received over Rs. 80 lakh yesterday and Rs. 35 lakh today. This easily crosses the one crore figure," said a party leader.
The donations have come from within India and across the globe. Donation have come from party supporters from Singapore, USA, Belgium, Oman, Canada, Japan, Germany and Australia. A donor from Tamil Nadu on Thursday donated Rs. 1 lakh while the minimum amount that was donated was Rs. 10.
Two days back Kejriwal, who is contesting against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi, had appealed for donations for his campaign.
"Reached Varanasi. Will go to Amethi on 20th. Need clean money to fight Modi and Rahul. Pl sms me at 9868069953 if u wish to donate. Pl RT (retweet)," he had tweeted. The tweet has been retweeted by over 2000 people.
The Varanasi team had also asked for 10 laptops a few days back.