New Delhi, Dec 5: After hosting dinner for Rs 20, 000 in India, now Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal will host dinner for Rs 3 lakh. According to reports, Kejriwal who is on foreign sojourn these days will host the dinner which will be arranged by his friends in New York.
Reports further say around sixty people have been called in the fund generating programme. With 5000 dollar/plate dinner, around 1.80 crore money will be collected by the American wing of the party. The money will not be given directly to Arvind Kejriwal, instead it will be deposited online in party's account so that no one can raise question over the transparency of the party funding.
Earlier, party in a statement had said, "No official fund raising event has been organised by the party during Kejriwal's trip of the US also. However, the NRIs, willing to become a part of the transparent donations for the AAP are welcome to contribute in accordance with party's norms displayed on the website".
Accompanied by party leader and senior Supreme Court lawyer HS Phoolka, Kejriwal on Thursday left for Dubai. On Saturday(Dec 5), Kejriwal will receive the award of Asia's most inspiring and young social change maker at World Brands Summit. On December 7, he will be felicitated at the World Brands Summit at Dubai
Thereafter, he will proceed to New York, where his IIT batchmates and AAP supporters have planned interactions with the Indian community on Sunday.He is also expected to address a gathering of students during his two-day stay in New York.
In November last, party had collected 91 lakh from the fund-raiser dinner in Mumbai. Similarly they collected lakhs of rupees in Delhi also. "We collected Rs 91 lakh from the fund-raiser dinner last night. Rs 36 lakh were collected from donor passes, Rs 36 lakh was through cheque donation from those who came and our volunteers collected Rs 21 lakh," AAP leader Preeti Sharma Menon
"The Mumbai dinner had space for a maximum of 200 donors, mostly our supporters. Most of those who attended were young professionals, some diamond merchants and a few directors from Bollywood," she further added.