Mahatma Gandhi's grandson joins AAP

Rajmohan Gandhi joins party, stoking speculation that he could be contesting upcoming parliamentary elections.

    Mahatma Gandhi's grandson joins AAP
    The Aam Admi Party has announced it would field candidates in at least 300 seats [Reuters]

    Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, has joined the Aam Admi Party (AAP) amid speculations that he could be contesting the upcoming general elections.

    "The party is vehemently opposed to corruption and this is what I liked in it," Gandhi, the son of Mahatma's youngest son, Devadas, was quoted as saying by the media on Friday.

    "If a common man joins and also becomes a part of politics, then this is a welcoming step," he said.

    Gandhi,78, is a leading academic and had contested once against former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

    Parliamentary elections are due in India by May and the AAP, which made a stunning electoral debut in Delhi in December, has announced plans to contest in more than 300 seats. The party, born out of an anti-corruption movement that swept the nation two years ago, is laying special emphasis on fielding candidates with an untainted record.

    AAP has already announced the first list of its candidates, and it includes social activist Medha Patkar and former banker Meera Sanyal.

     

     

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.