A Rs 20,000 per head dinner date with Aam Aadmi boss

By on March 21, 2014

BANGALORE: Not under but at the table; that, too, loaded with food and a conversation with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal. In an initiative new to India, invitations to a fundraiser dinner on March 15 in the city have gone out from V Balakrishnan, former Infosys board member and recent AAP member, to about 200 of the city’s high net worth individuals.
Those asked to the by invitation-only event are mainly from the technology, private equity and venture capital sectors. The fund-raiser — at Rs 20,000 per person — will be held at a hotel in the city centre where Kejriwal will interact with guests for an hour.

Fund-raiser dinners are a popular way of raising money abroad by political parties but are new to India and being adopted by new-age political outfits like AAP. If all goes well, AAP should mobilize at least Rs 40 lakh at Rs 20,000 for 200 guests. The money could be much more: Rs 20,000 the base amount to participate in the dinner.

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