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.