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Now, AAP puts art under hammer to raise funds

Monday, 14 April 2014 - 7:07am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Short of funds, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is expecting to raise Rs 1 crore from an online auction,a unique way of raising election funds.

The online auction is slated to takeplace on April 14-15 on www.storyltd.com. The auction has 120paintings with no reserve price. "Of these 120 works, 20% are thosewhich were donated by AAP sympathisers. The proceeds from auction ofthose 20% articles would go to those sympathisers who would then thendonate that money to AAP," AAP leader Raghav Chadha told dna.Chadha is in charge of the auction.

The auction involves work of some ofthe big names in modern art, such as Himmat Shah.

"The artworks were given to us by oursupporters who are form the upper class or the upper middle class.Thus it clearly proves that our support among this section of societyis still intact unlike what was being projected that it has witheredaway."

AAP has been using innovative andinternational methods to raise funds as it has strictly kept all itsfunds resources transparent. The party uses innovative methods likemobile app, "AAP ka Dan (Your donation) to collect money, host-paysdinner meetings with its leaders amidst other things.

"The party has already kept recordsof every single penny received online or offline … and that willremain the norm. This is our strength and it would continue thatway," the senior AAP leader said.

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