On Friday, Bapu’s grandson, Rajmohan Gandhi joined the Aam Aadmi Party. 78-year old Gandhi, who had previously contested against the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi from Amethi, expressed his interest in AAP and wanting to contest on a party ticket. “The party is vehemently opposed to corruption and this is what I liked in it. There is a disparity between the rich and poor and this also reflects in poor.” Said Mr. Gandhi.
Rajmohan Gandhi is a biographer and a research professor at University of Illinois, US. He is also a scholar at Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. His first brush with politics was against Rajiv Gandhi in 1989. After his defeat, he served in Rajya Sabha from 1990 to 1992. He was also appointed the head of delegation sent to UN Human Rights Commission in 1990. He has written widely on topics of Indian Independence movement, Indo-Pak relations, human rights and so on.
Mr. Gandhi also said that he was approached by the party but refused to divulge the name of the person that he was in contact with from within the party.