Gopalkrishna Gandhi is Opposition pick for Vice-President

Gopalkrishna Gandhi was the only person that was reportedly discussed in the meeting that took place in Parliament House between Opposition parties.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 11, 2017 1:17 pm
gopalkrishna gandhi, gopal krishna gandhi, Gopal Gandhi, who is gopalkrishna gandhi, governor gopalkrishna gandhi, india news, indian express news “Eighteen parties have decided to field Gopalkrishna Gandhi as their vice presidential candidate,” Sonia Gandhi said.

The Opposition on Tuesday picked former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi as its candidate for Vice-Presidential election. The decision to pick Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson came after leaders from 18 Opposition parties met on Tuesday. Gandhi’s was the only name that was reportedly discussed in the meeting that took place in Parliament House.

After the meeting, Congress President Sonia Gandhi told reporters that all the parties unanimously decided to raise Gandhi’s name for the candidature. The Congress President said, “Eighteen parties have decided to field Gopalkrishna Gandhi as their vice presidential candidate.”

“We have spoken to Gopalkrishna Gandhi. He has agreed to be the opposition’s candidate for vice president,” she further added.

The JD(U), which had broken ranks with the opposition over the presidential poll, also attended the meeting. While Sharad Yadav represented the JD(U), other leaders at the meeting included Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, TMC’s Derek O’ Brien, CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury, NC’s Omar Abdullah, SP’s Naresh Agarwal and BSP’s Satish Chandra Mishra. Polling for the vice president’s post will take place on August 5 if required. The votes will be counted the same evening.

The BJP-led NDA, which had taken the lead in announcing the Presidential candidate in Ram Nath Kovind, has not yet announced who it chooses to nominate for Vice-President.

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. Raj Mehta
    Jul 12, 2017 at 2:32 am
    If he is so good let him replace the present Gandhi as the CEO of Congress Inc.
    1. R
      Jul 12, 2017 at 1:19 am
      great achievement, Good to see fake gandhis nominating a real gandhi. should have nominated tushar gandhi for president.
      1. R
        Jul 11, 2017 at 9:59 pm
        Apart from surname and being a governor of Sonia due to that has he done any other contribution to the nation building? Another dynasty slave propped up by most corrupt politicians in India like Lallu,Momota,pawar,Maya,karunanidhi, deve gowda,mulayam,Sonia,Kejirwal and forever India backstabbing communists. Indians are tired of these dynasty members/slaves carrying on maculays work since half independence we got in 1947 on teh dead bodies of milions of Hindus to satisfy the power greed of Nehru and Jinnah. Gandhis of all stripes starting from Mohandas have done irreparable damage to this great sanatana dharma land at the behest of marx-mulla-missionary axis of evil. No more of these maculay afents.
        1. J
          Jul 11, 2017 at 9:49 pm
          Totally unqualified. A missionary miseducated slave. Another fraud being dumped on Hindus .
          1. S
            Sudish Puthalat
            Jul 11, 2017 at 9:13 pm
            This gopalkrishna gandhi.....a readymade disaster
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