Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s words, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” many city students are taking up the broom to clean politics.
Thanks to the stunning victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the recently held assembly elections in Delhi several students, including those from premier institutes, are getting themselves registered as members of the party. A student from the IIMA, Utsuk Srivastava, who registered himself through AAPs online registeration has also started attending the party meetings, said a party office-bearer.
When contacted, Srivastava refused to share further information about his active participation in the party.
Gujarat unit president of AAP, Sukhdev Patel, told dna that the party has registered over 50,000 members through online registration. He said students from several city colleges are also coming forward to get AAP membership.
“This is a party of the aam admi (common people) and anyone willing to contribute in bringing about a change is welcome. We have received phenomenal support for registration. This shows people are preparing for a change and have understood the reality about the development claims in Gujarat,” he said.
Another final year law student from Nirma University even campaigned for the AAP in the Delhi assembly elections.
“I shifted to Delhi ten months ago and helped the party with the elections. Instead of appearing for the placements I went to Delhi to support AAP. I joined this initiative because I love my country,” he said.