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Rajmohan Gandhi joins AAP

Updated February 22, 2014


Rajmohan Gandhi. — File photo
Rajmohan Gandhi. — File photo

NEW DELHI: India’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) got a shot in the arm when Pakistan-friendly Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, joined it on Friday, reports said.

“The party is vehemently opposed to corruption and this is what I liked in it. There is a disparity between the rich and poor,” Mr Gandhi, who was in Pakistan this month with his prescriptions of equitable peace between India and Pakistan, said.

“If a common man joins and also becomes a part of politics then this is a welcoming step,” Gandhi, son of Devidas Gandhi and maternal grandson of Rajagopalchari, said.

The 78-year-old, who had contested against former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi from Amethi, has expressed his willingness to contest on a party ticket. The party has remained mum over the issue.

“I would like to contest elections, but it is upon the party to decide on this,” Gandhi said, but refused to comment on his preferred constituency.

He added that he was approached by the party, but reportedly declined to reveal who he was in touch with from AAP and when was he contacted to join the party.