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BJP starts collecting donations online for 'Modi for PM' fund

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 - 10:00am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA

As part of its massive programme to reach out to 10 crore households across the country seeking their support, the BJP on Tuesday launched online collection of donation for ‘Modi for PM’ fund.

Launched the drive under the party’s “one vote, one note” campaign, party president Rajnath Singh said, “The BJP has always believed in political funding through a participative process involving its cadres across India.” he further said that the BJP has traditionally reached out to its supporters to collect small contributions both during elections and around the year.

Those who want to make donations online can log onto the newly updated website of the party launched on Tuesday donate.bjp.org.

Offline, volunteers of the party will collect mobile-enabled donations wherein people can donate through mobile payment gateway and SMS. All donors will be given immediate receipt of payments through SMS.

Rajnath Singh also inducted several technocrats, including some IITians, into the party. Subodh Sharma, an IIT Roorkee alumnus, joined the BJP and has been appointed convenor of the newly formed Technocrat Cell.

Other engineers and technocrats who joined the BJP include KK Sharma, former IITian and IT commissioner; Ashok Saini, CEO, A2Z group; Vikas Guliani, technical consultant; and Shalab Sharma, former IIT-ian and entrepreneur.

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