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AAP receives donation of over Rs 5 crore till date

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Last updated on: January 08, 2014 19:46 IST
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The Aap Aadmi Party has received donations of over Rs 5 crore with maximum overseas contribution coming from the United States, the party website said.

Until Wednesday, the party received Rs 5,07,99,673 as donations from India and abroad. The party said all these donations have been come through online transaction details of which have posted on the party website.

However, a large chunk of it came from within the country. The party has received Rs 3,90,06,391 as donations from India.

The highest component of overseas donations came from the United States, followed by United Arab Emirates, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Canada.

The party received Rs 45,56,057 in donations from the US after Delhi assembly elections followed by UAE from where donors contributed Rs 15,49,764.

This was followed by Singapore from where donors contributed Rs 11,45,112 and then the United Kingdom from where the donors sent Rs 11,19,869 as donations. From Canada, donors contributed have Rs 4,56,689 till date.

The party said that after the passage of trust vote sought by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, it received Rs 1 lakh in over 72 hours.

"We have also seen a trend of people donating Rs 2014. On January 1, we received donation of Rs 2014 from 2200 donors.

This was probably more symbolic. There have been days when we have received Rs 50 lakhs donations in a day," party spokesperson Dilip Singh said.

Singh claimed the party membership has surged after the Delhi election results and on an average over 15,000 people are joining the party everyday.

"Since the Delhi election results, we have had four lakh members who have joined online while another 10 lakh members have come in person and have joined the party," Singh added.


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