MANGALORE: People of different age groups and different walks of life thronged BEM High School here on Sunday to register themselves as members of Aam Aadmi Party during its membership drive programme. In all, as many as 410 new members registered their names in the two-hour drive, while more than 700 people participated in the informal gathering that was held as part of the drive, S Nandagopal, spokesperson of the party said.
The new members were drawn from diverse sections of society including professionals, students, retired personnel and sizeable number of women. The number of senior citizens out-numbered the other sections of people present. The gathering stressed the need for strengthening the party at the grass root level and look forward to fielding a strong candidate in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Mangalore parliamentary constituency.
The new members along with the already registered members shared their opinions on the way forward. AAP Dakshina Kannada district unit office bearers Dharmendra, Rohan Shiri and S Nandagopal spoke.