Breaking: Narmada activist Medha Patkar and JNU prof Kamal Mitra Chenoy join AAP

By on January 14, 2014

Famous activist and social worker Medha Patkar formally joined AAP.

In a boost to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), social activist Medha Patkar today extended her “complete” support to the fledging party while left intellectual Kamal Mitra Chenoy joined it.

“We extend our complete support to Aam Aadmi Party. AAP has included fighting corruption in its agenda, while we have been fighting corruption through Adarsh (housing society scam) and Lavasa,” Patkar told reporters in Mumbai.

“We have studied their (AAP’s) documents and we have found that micro to macro-economic view point is more or less reflected into it. We will further continue with the dialogue and would like to contribute our views in not just the manifesto but also in the working culture and their working documents,” the 59-year-old social activist said.

In Delhi, senior leader Prashant Bhushan announced that Chenoy, a professor in School of International Studies in JNU, was joining the party and said this was a unique case as Chenoy was associated with CPI for 40 years before joining AAP.

The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) and its allied groups on Monday announced their support for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Maharashtra, activist Medha Patkar said. Apart from NBA, former Communist Party of India (CPI) leader and Professor of International Studies in JNU Kamal Mitra Chenoy also joined AAP.

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