Chanda Bandh Satyagraha: No List No Donation Campaign against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) due to its Opaque Funding Practices

No List No Donation Campaign

CHICAGO, IL, Dec 17, 2016 (IANS): A Chicago-based Neonatologist has openly criticised the opaque funding practices of Aam Aadmi Party and has called upon the party workers, volunteers and the public to take a pledge not to donate to AAP until it makes its donations public.

Dr Munish Raizada announced an online Stop Donation (Chanda bandh Satyagraha), saying the ground Satyagraha will be started at Raj Ghat on December 24.

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He said that after seeking inspiration from Gandhi ji at Raj Ghat, the volunteers and participants of satyagraha will proceed to New Delhi Assembly area. Over next several days, they will cover the assembly area door to door and through market places and metro stations.

They will seek signatures from the public and voters on a pledge form which states: “I take a pledge NOT to donate to Aam Aadmi Party until it makes its donations public.”

Raizada had written an open letter to Aam Aadmi Party on November 26 (Foundation Day) with an appeal to restore the practice of displaying donors’ lists on the official website of the party within a week.

No List No Donation Campaign against AAP
No List No Donation Campaign against AAP

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Raizada practices Neonatology in Chicago, but had quit his job to serve the party in India. He was a co-convener of the NRI cell of the party during 2015 and also assisted the health ministry of Delhi govt as a pro-bono advisor.

He was suspended from the party in November 2015 when he fell out with leadership over his public criticism of Kejriwal supporting Laloo Prasad Yadav in Bihar Assembly elections.