According to Gupta, number of donors went up two fold when Modi held a massive rally Delhi on Saturday, Jan 10. Gupta was quoted as saying, "On an average, 300 donors accept the #IfundHonestParty challenge in a single day. But on Saturday the number swelled to 600 in Bangalore."
How did Modi help Kejriwal?
Attending the rally in the national capital on Saturday, the prime minister had advised Kejriwal to join the Naxals as the latter calls himself an 'anarchist'.
Modi said people need development and not anarchy. Taking an indirect dig at the AAP, Modi said the former is good at holding dharnas while they know the art of governance better. [Delhi election: Modi targets 'anarchist' Kejriwal, appeals people to punish him]
During the 30-minute address, he suggested that Kejriwal has "mastery" in "lies" and dharnas and protests and should be given that role only and that power should be given to BJP which has "mastery" in administration.
According to Gupta, Modi's allegations and criticism against Kejriwal helped the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to get more support from the people of the country during #IfundHonestParty.
What is #IfundHonestParty?
Kejriwal on Jan 2 launched 'I Fund Honest Party' or #IfundHonestParty challenge under which he nominated 11 people, including his brother and sister, to donate money for the party ahead of Delhi assembly polls. [Arvind Kejriwal launches fund-raising campaign 'I Fund Honest Party']
AAP has thrown an open challenge to its supporters following what people will be asked to challenge others to donate money for the party ahead of the Delhi election which is due to be held in Feb 2015. Kejriwal kickstarted the campaign by himself donating Rs 10,000 to the party.
Gupta on Monday informed that Gupta, more donors started contributed in the later half of Saturday when Modi's remarks against Kejriwal started appearing on the social media.
The AAP leader also said, "The amount donated through cheques could be tabulated once those are cleared. But the jump in the number of donors is an encouraging sign. We are not just generating money but also support, which signifies reach in the political process."