Captain Gopinath, who pioneered low-cost airline business, joins AAP

Gopinath jumped on the bandwagon close on the heels of former Infosys board member V Balakrishnan joining AAP recently, a move that came as a surprise as much as his exit from the software major.

‘Yes. I have joined the party...I’m now officially the member of AAP,’ Gopinath said here.
‘I was always a sympathiser and part of the Anna movement, of which Kejriwal was an integral part,’ he added. Karnataka AAP sources said Gopinath officially became a member of the party on Friday.

‘Corruption is one among the fundamental issues this country is facing; Anna’s movement gave us a hope for change from the corrupt system, and Kejriwal’s AAP is seen transforming that hope into action,’ said Gopinath. ‘So I have always been part of this movement and have known AAP leaders.’

Stating that he had always been politically active, Gopinath, who founded companies like Air Deccan, Deccan Charters and Deccan 360, reminded that he had contested and lost 2009 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent candidate.

Ex-IPS officer too joins AAP

New Delhi:
A retired IPS officer, who had stints in CBI and CRPF, on Friday joined Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). JC Dabas, who retired from the country’s largest paramilitary force Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) last year in the rank of Special Director General, said that he has joined the political party led by Arvind Kejriwal as he believes that the ‘political system and other spheres of life have to be cleansed from corruption.’
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