Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Gopalkrishna Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, served as the Governor of West Bengal between 2004 and 2009. He is also a prolific columnist and was an IAS officer for a long time. His stints came in Sri Lanka as India's High Commissioner and in Norway and Iceland as Ambassador. He has translated Vikram Seth's 'A Suitable Boy' into Hindi and also wrote a novel on Sri Lanka's Tamil plantation workers. Gandhi has also been the Secretary to the Vice President

from 1985 to 1987, Joint Secretary to President from 1987 to 1992 and Secretary to President in 1997.

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Far behind, Gopalkrishna Gandhi fell 30 short of Opposition hopes too

The 18 parties backing Gopalkrishna Gandhi included the JD(U) (18 MPs), which is now with the BJP.

Vice-Presidential Election highlights: Promise to uphold high standards set by my predecessors, says Venkaiah Naidu

Vice-Presidential Election highlights: Venkaiah Naidu has been elected India's 13th Vice-President after securing 516 votes in the election. His contender, former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, managed to win only 244 votes.


Vice-Presidential Election saw two victories- one for Naidu, one for free speech: Gopalkrisha Gandhi

Former union minister and NDA's pick Venkaiah Naidu defeated Gandhi after securing over two-thirds of the votes cast in the election. Naidu won 516 votes while Gandhi received only 244. The elections, which saw 771 MPs from both Houses of Parliament exercising their franchise, recorded a polling percentage of 98.21. 

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Vice-presidential election: Over 90 per cent votes cast by 1 pm

According to Mukul Pandey, the assistant returning officer of the vice presidential polls, 713 of 785 electors had voted by 1 pm, recording 90.83 per cent voting.

Fight with Venkaiah Naidu based on constitutional principles: Gopalkrishna Gandhi

"NDA's candidate (Naidu) is an experienced person, there is only technically competition between us and nothing personal. It is a fight based on constitutional principles, where I maintained complete civility and same has been done from other side too", said Gandhi.


Vice-Presidential election: Venkaiah Naidu, Gopalkrishna Gandhi contest tomorrow, all you need to know

Here is everything you need to know about the Vice-Presidential polls on Saturday when Venkaiah Naidu and Gopalkrishna Gandhi will go head to head.

Deeply saddened by events in Bihar: Gopalkrishna Gandhi

The Opposition Vice-Presidential candidate added; “So if JDU MPs vote for me as a result of their own assessment of the option, that would be a sign of their independence from NDA in the national context.”

Vice-Presidential elections: Arvind Kejriwal extends support to Opposition pick Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Taking to Twitter, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal said the party will back his candidature. Gopalkrishna, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, is running against NDA nominee and former Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu for the second-highest constitutional post.

Vice-President election: Gopal Krishna Gandhi's nephew criticises him for accepting Congress' endorsement

Shrikrishna also pulled up Gopalkrishna Gandhi for being silent over the alleged scams by Congress leaders. "So many scandals over so many years, and not a single comment from you. Do you really believe all these are political vendetta? ..."