Donations continue to pour in for AAP amidst foreign funding row

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AAP richer after foreign funding row
New Delhi, Nov 13: It appears that the Aam Aadmi Party has learnt to take controversies in their stride. Days after the Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that the Home Ministry will probe into the foreign funding received by the AAP, the party's account has swollen by numerous donations.

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday tweeted that he was grateful that the BJP and Congress had brought up the foreign funding issue.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>We r grateful to BJP and Congress for raising questions on our funds. Donations have increased 6 times. 1100 people have donated since morn</p>— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) <a href="">November 12, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

According to reports, the donations had reached Rs 13 lakh on Tuesday compared to the average of Rs 8 lakh received daily.

The party, has apparently collected Rs 19 crore as donations to fight the upcoming assembly elections. This in turn has raised an eyebrow of political parties who then objected saying that the AAP was accepting funds from foreigners and demanded that a probe be conducted into the AAP's accounts.

AAP received Rs 13 lakhs as donations on Tuesday alone

Kejriwal on Tuesday had then clarified that the party had received funds from 'NRIs who held an Indian passport.'

"Receiving funds from NRIs is not a crime. Everything is on our website. Let them probe and if we are found guilty, we are ready to face double punishment," he said.

The Centre has sent a questionnaire to the AAP demanding explanations in the case. However the party is yet to reply to it, Shinde said.

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