“Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has already declared a clean sweep for the party in Punjab assembly polls scheduled early next. But, putting a question on party’s future in state, the donation received presents a stark contrast to their claims.”
From organising fundraising dinners to wooing NRI community to gather some fund, Aam Aadmi Party is leaving no stone unturned to grab as much as money as possible. While AAP leaders are screaming loud about their win in the state elections, Punjab remains to be their weakest contributors to the party fund.
Dismal contribution of Punjab to party fund
The Aam Aadmi Party website given details on daily donations from around the world. Of the total money collected since December 2013, Punjab’s contribution is meager 3.4%. Punjab is positioned at the bottom while Delhi tops the list with 31.5% of the total donation received.
It must be note that the total donation from Punjab is Rs 1.7 crore, so far, while the donation in the same period from Haryana is more than Rs 2.8 crore. Delhi has contributed more than Rs 15 crore, while Maharashtra came close second at almost Rs 13 crore.
Punjab is the only state where the AAP won any Lok Sabha seats in 2014, but still they are able to win the trust of voters of state.
Reflection of AAP’s losing ground in Punjab
AAP receiving least amount of funds from Punjab is a testimony to the dwindling popularity chart of the party in the state. The party has four MPs from state but still they have failed to garner support from voters. Many reasons can be spelled for the dismal performance of the party in the state. Growing internal feud and rising differences with top leadership has reduced the party on the verge of collapse.
Also, the dubious intention of Aam Aadmi Party have come to fore. While on one hand they are siding with Sikh extremist for gaining political mileage on the other side they are playing divisive and dirty vote bank politics in Punjab.