No party funds for AAP activities in Punjab, says women cell chief

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bathinda
  • Updated: Jul 14, 2015 21:43 IST

President of the women cell of the Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Baljinder Kaur admitted here on Tuesday that the party was not providing money for various activities and they were meeting the expenses on their own. She was talking to mediapersons before the start of the meeting of the women cell of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at Teacher's Home here on Tuesday.

Baljinder Kaur, along with state women committee members Meena Sharma, Gurpreet Gill and zonal observer of Bathinda parliamentary constituency Romi Bhati, had come here to attend a meeting of the cell to promote the drive to enlist more members.

Baljinder Kaur and Meena Sharma said that party workers and office-bearers of the party have contributed to meet the expenses of rallies and meetings and the high command has not given any funds for that.

On the party's internal dissensions, Baljinder Kaur said, "It is not a serious issue and party members have their personal views, but there is no disunity at the party level."

She said that the Punjab unit of AAP will start enlisting of workers at the booth level on the pattern of New Delhi. In Punjab, the party will announce office-bearers from the grassroots level.

She said that central and state governments are playing in the hands of multinational companies and are doing nothing for the common people. The tax payer's money is being misused, she alleged.

While addressing women volunteers, Baljinder Kaur encouraged them to come forward to join politics for betterment of women. She motivated the volunteers to bring more women with them, as today not many women had come for the meeting.

Central observer of AAP for Bathinda parliamentary constituency Romi Bhati confirmed that the party high command was not providing any funds for activities of Punjab AAP. Romi Bhati is presently staying in Bathinda for recruitment of new members of the party.

He said, "We had sent a proposal to the state committee for the arrangements of financial sources at the constituency level, but presently we are paying for all expenses by contributing ourselves."

She said that AAP would ensure 33% participation of women in every field. She said that AAP will also give 33% of total legislative assembly seat tickets in 2017 elections to deserving women.

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