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7 Lok Sabha candidates of AAP face severe poll-fund crunch in Gujarat

If the entire fund of the party's LS candidates in Gujarat is put together, it totals to Rs 1.31 lakh

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Aam Aadmi Party, AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which jumped into the electoral fray accusing Congress and BJP of favouring 'crony-capitalism', seems to be doing 'poorly' in Gujarat as seven of its Lok Sabha nominees have managed to get only Rs 10 as poll funds.

According to the party's official website, AAP's Ravji Parmar from Anand L S seat, Arjun Rathwa from Chhota Udepur, K C Munia from Dahod, Rajendra Jhala from Jamnagar, Labhu Badhiwala from Kheda, Vandana Patel from Mehsana and Mehul Patel from Navsari have barely touched the double digit mark in poll-funds.

Those candidates who have managed to reached three figures are: Sanjay Raval (Rs 611) from Banaskantha Lok Sabha seat, Mansukh Dhokhi (Rs 100) and Jetha Patel (Rs 733) from Surendranagar. Atul Shekhda from Junagadh seat is on the top with the poll-fund of Rs 33,321, followed by Amreli's candidate Nathalal Sukhadia with Rs 30,977.

AAP's 24 candidates have been contesting the Lok Sabha election, out of which 21 candidates' fund details are available with the party.

If the entire fund of the party's LS candidates in Gujarat is put together, it totals to Rs 1.31 lakh. While some candidates believe this fund-cruch is posing problems during election time, the party is still maintaining that they are getting good support.

"We are the new party so we have not got good amount of funds, we are facing a huge problem as party-workers have to spend their own money in campaigning," AAP's Anand nominee Ravji Parmar said.

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First Published: Mon, April 14 2014. 20:50 IST