Twenty students from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) will not go to banks and marketing firms for their summer internships this year. They will instead volunteer with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Every year, the FMS students are offered more than R1 lakh per month for summer internships alone.
AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Kumar Vishwas visited the campus on Monday to induct interns and volunteers from colleges during the coming months. And FMS is not the only institute on the list. Kejriwal will talk to students at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce on Tuesday.
At FMS, Kejriwal listed out reasons for forming a political party. “We tried every trick in the book to make the political parties listen to us and pass the Jan Lokpal Bill but nothing made a difference. We were forced to enter politics. Our laws favour the corrupt and we have to change that. Everyone will have to enter politics to clean it up,” Kejriwal said.
He invited all students to volunteer with the party during their three-month vacations starting April.
“We have, so far, registered 20 students who have showed willingness to volunteer with AAP. The process started today evening and there may be more people in the coming days who would want to volunteer,” said Preethi Puram, media coordinator, FMS.
Kejriwal also explained his stand on Anna Hazare distancing himself from AAP. “Anna told us that he will not go into politics as it is a dirty game. But someone has to clean it up,” he said.
“What they said makes sense. Till the common man is not involved in politics, things will not change. I think I will volunteer for AAP, if only to understand how the party functions,” said a student, who did not wish to be named.