Vice-President nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi praises Opposition unity

Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi was the only name that came up for discussion during the Opposition meeting at Parliament House. "I accept the nomination with all the seriousness that it calls for," Gopalkrishna Gandhi said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 11, 2017 9:55 pm
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Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi applauded the Opposition for the “unity and conviction” with which they asked him to become their Vice-President nominee. “I accept the nomination with all the seriousness that it calls for. I applaud the unity and conviction with which the opposition parties have asked me to be their candidate for the vice presidentship,” Gandhi told PTI.

Talking about his nomination, Gandhi described himself as a ‘citizen candidate’, who  has anxieties and even fears about the ‘collective future’ of the country.  “I see myself as citizen candidate, a citizen weighed down by anxieties and even fears about our collective future,” he told PTI.

The decision to nominate Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson as Vice-President was taken at meeting of leaders from 18 Opposition parties. Gandhi was the only name discussed in Tueday’s meeting at Parliament House.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, announcing the nomination, said that the 18 parties unanimously decided to field him as their Vice Presidential candidate. “Eighteen parties have decided to field Gopalkrishna Gandhi as their vice presidential candidate,” she said.

JD (U), which has sided with the NDA’s presidential pick, was also present at the meeting.  Sharad Yadav represented JD (U) at the meet, while  TMC’s Derek O’ Brien, CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury, NC’s Omar Abdullah, SP’s Naresh Agarwal and BSP’s Satish Chandra Mishra were also in attendance.

The BJP-led NDA, which was first to announce their Presidential nominee, Ram Nath Kovind,  is yet choose its Vice-Presidential candidate.

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  1. Krishna Prasad Guha
    Jul 12, 2017 at 7:00 am
    Though nominated ,he will loses battle
    1. R
      Jul 12, 2017 at 1:57 am
      He is the nominee of most regressive and corrupt forces consisting of likes of Sonia,Lallu,Maya,Momota,Kejirwal,Devil Gowda. Karunanihi, marans ,Yechury, mulayam, Pawar, Owasis etc. He is so anti-Hindu/india that he is ready to lose elections and make a statement of ghis antinational at ude than retire gracefully. This card carrying member of award wapsi thugs brigade is frustrated like his brothers Rajmohan, Tushar and senile Amritya Sen, Arundhati Roy etc. Hope he gets some peace and sane mind in his last days of his frustrated life! This shameless fellow has no qualms that he was overlooked for even loosing presidential position and also twice while UPA was ruling for a winning chance, when Sonia appointed her cook as president! All bunch of hypocrites!
      1. R
        Jul 11, 2017 at 11:16 pm
        This guy is "a citizen weighed down by anxieties and even fears about our collective future of the corrupt and communal opposition. He doesn't represent most Indians. He represents the likes of Laloo, a convict.
        1. S
          Jul 11, 2017 at 10:43 pm
          Opposition unity - you are a lost cause, already !
          1. M
            M. Srivastava
            Jul 11, 2017 at 10:24 pm
            To kill Islamic terrorists is easy for India we are the third strongest military power after Russia and the USA. But why should the terrorists be allowed to function? Liquidate them before they act. We just need more troops in Kashmir, more stringent approach and better intelligence the job is done.
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