“Aam Aadmi Party’s much hyped fundraising diners, which have been one of the biggest source of funding for the party are losing their sheen rapidly.”
Fundraising dinners are nothing new to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and perhaps the party is surviving by indulging in such cheap antics. It has been befooling people by giving them opportunity to dine with party leaders. But initial euphoria dying down; now don’t seem to be much interested in much touted publicity stunt.
Losing Popularity of AAP’s cheap antics
Riding high with initial positive response of fundraising dinner, AAP doubled the ticket price of recently held dinner at Bathinda. It must be noted that price was raised from Rs 5,000 to Rs, 10,000. AAP was expecting a gathering of over 200 but to their utter disappointment not even 100 people turned up for much hyped event.
It is pertinent to note here that the party was expecting to accumulate more than Rs. 20 lakh but they couldn’t even gather Rs 10 Lakh.
Bhagwant Mann, Ghuggi giving a miss
People, who had shelled out Rs 10,000 each with a wish to meet comedian-turned-politicians Bhagwant Mann and Gurpreet Gugghi returned back disheartened as both of them backed out in the last minute. While Ghuggi had expressed his inability to come for the event, one day in advance, Mann on the other hand didn’t even bother the inform organizers about his absentee and they had not clue till the start of the event.
Kejriwal, other leaders decide to skip
It must be noted that it was well publicized that Kejriwal and other prominent leaders like Party’s state in-charge Sanjay Singh, state convener Sucha Singh Chottepur, national organisational in-charge Durgesh Pathak and other state and national leaders were supposed to be present at the occasion in Bathinda but only Ashutosh came in besides few leaders from the state unit.
AAP might have got some initial success but people were smart enough to gauge that this was nothing but AAP’s cheap stunt to gain publicity and earn some moolah!