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11 Feb 2019

Here's why BJP leaders, including Modi, are donating Rs. 1,000

Modi, Shah donate Rs. 1,000 to BJP fund

In a bid to improve transparency in elections, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday urged workers and well-wishers to donate money to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Soon after Shah spoke on RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya's death anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi donated Rs. 1,000 to the party fund.

PM Modi said BJP started a movement of clean politics in the country.

In context

Modi, Shah donate Rs. 1,000 to BJP fund
On Samarpan Diwas, BJP asks people to donate money

Idea

On Samarpan Diwas, BJP asks people to donate money

The saffron party observed Samarpan Diwas on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya's death anniversary and the top brass chose an important day to push its idea of 'clean politics'.

Shah said the BJP should run on donations from party workers and not on the money of 'builders, contractors and those with black money'.

He added BJP will guide other parties on the path of honesty.

Statement

BJP doesn't run on donations by workers, but should: Shah

Shah confirmed the party doesn't run on donations from party workers as of now, but stressed this should change.

"If the party starts running from the money of money bags, builders, contractors, those with black money, then it will malign our means to realize our goals," Shah said.

Shah also called for a public debate focusing on bringing down election expenses and improving transparency.

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PM Modi and Biplab Deb donate money, urge others

Donations

PM Modi and Biplab Deb donate money, urge others

The words of BJP president got a major boost after PM Modi tweeted that he donated Rs. 1,000.

"BJP is starting a movement #SamarpanDivas to further transparency and clean money in politics, (sic)" he tweeted.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb also supported the initiative by tweeting, "Urging all to donate to @BJP4India. One can make these donations in an easy way. (sic)"

PM Modi donates Rs. 1,000; shares receipt

Looking back

In October last year, Shah started a similar initiative

Notably, this isn't the first time Shah has called for transparency. In October last year, he urged party workers and well-wishers to donate any amount between Rs. 5 and Rs. 1,000 to BJP.

"Keeping in line with our values of ushering in transparency in public life, the BJP has started an initiative of seeking microdonations from our karyakartas," he had said.

Shah shares details of donation, asks cadres to follow suit

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What is Samarpan Diwas?

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Amit Shah urged BJP workers and well-wishers to donate money to the party.

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Amit Shah said donations from party's well-wishers will increase transparency and bring a new politics.

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Narendra Modi donated Rs. 1000 to BJP.

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