The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) coffers are filling up quickly with very un-Aam Aadmi goodies. The party has been receiving gifts and donations from generous supporters in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections.
Houses, buildings, flats, shops and even rooms in Green Park, Shalimar Bagh, Malviya Nagar and Arvind Kejriwal’s neighborhood Kaushambi (Ghaziabad) are among the presents given to AAP in a city where real estate comes at a premium.
In AAP’s garage are five cars including an SUV; these are over and above the vehicles regularly loaned out to it by its supporters. The Kejrimobile-a humble blue WagonR is also a gift. The miscellany of generosity includes pens, writing pads, A4 size paper packs, plastic chairs, keyboards, printers and wireless routers.
At the party office kitchen that caters to over 150 volunteers daily, every ingredient on the menu is donated by supporters. Vegetables are bought by the residents of the locality. Farmers and businessmen send daal, rice and flour from Haryana.
A Malviya Nagar trader Umakant Singhal donated a Santro and a flat in Shalimar Bagh. His reason? “AAP is doing good work for the nation and I want to help them in whatever way I can so that they win the elections.”