The party is expecting the attendance of more than 100 people at the dinner with singer-turned-Sangrur lawmaker Bhagwant Mann and party in-charge for Punjab affairs Sanjay Singh. (File photo)
As it seeks to make inroads in Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party is scheduled to host a fund-raising dinner during party's national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Muktsar visit.
The dinner is being organised in neighbouring Bathinda at a 4-star hotel and the party has fixed the cost at Rs 5,000 per person.
The party is expecting the attendance of more than 100 people at the dinner with singer-turned-Sangrur lawmaker Bhagwant Mann and party in-charge for Punjab affairs Sanjay Singh.
"The dinner is being hosted in Bathinda and an open offer has been made to people to attend the dinner. We are expecting 100-125 people including traders, shopkeepers to attend the dinner," AAP leader Durgesh Pathak said.
"The money raised from this dinner will be used for meeting the expenditure to be incurred on Maghi Mela conference," he said.
Besides Mr Singh and Mr Mann, party convener (Punjab) Sucha Singh Chottepur and Durgesh Pathak will also attend the fund-raising dinner.
Mr Kejriwal had already held such fund-raising dinners in the past.
The party will launch its campaign for the 2017 assembly polls in Punjab from the Muktsar conference as it aims to "repeat the historic win of Delhi polls in Punjab".
The 'Maghi mela' conference will allow the AAP to spell out its poll agenda for the people of Punjab. Mr Kejriwal also released a message in chaste Punjabi in an effort to connect with rural people of the state, appealing to them attend this rally. The party is also expecting massive participation at the conference.