V. Balakrishnan, who stepped down as board member of software behemoth Infosys recently creating ripples in the corporate circles, has joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
“Yes, I have become a member of the AAP. I got the confirmation today,” Mr. Balakrishnan told PTI on Wednesday.
“They (AAP) have revolutionised politics in this country. I’m fascinated with it,” he said.
Announcing Mr. Balakrishnan’s exit on December 20 as member of the board and from services of the company, Infosys had said the resignation was effective December 31, 2013.
Mr. Balakrishnan, who joined Infosys in 1991 and later became its chief financial officer, was said to be a top contender to the post of the chief executive officer.
To a question whether he was looking for a full time political career along with business commitments, he said, “In future, I think so... I think I will be able to manage both.”
Mr. Balakrishnan, soon after his exit from Infosys, had said he was waiting for SEBI’s approval for his private equity fund, which he had formed along with the former Infosys executive Mohandas Pai and the former Wipro executive Girish Paranjpe.
To a question on contesting the Lok Sabha election, he said, “It’s too early to say anything about it.”
Mr. Balakrishnan was also the BPO head at Infosys as well as the chairman of Infosys Lodestone, a global management consultancy firm.