Air Deccan founder Capt. G R Gopinath, who made the common man fly, is taking off as a politician again. In 1994, Gopinath contested the assembly elections from Gandasi in Hassan district on a BJP ticket, but lost.
Founder of the low-cost airline that triggered a civil aviation boom in India, G.R. Gopinath, will stand for election to Parliament from Bangalore, hoping to win the support of young, urban voters.
He made flying within the reach of the common man and now he wants to bring clean politics within their reach as well. Gopinath has decided to contest the elections as an independent candidate. The need of the hour is tapping the aspirations of the educated, young population and giving them an alternative political choice.