Vice Presidential poll: Gopalkrishna Gandhi files nomination
The Former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Tuesday filed his nomination for vice president post in the presence of senior Congress and other opposition leaders, including from the JD(U).
Gopalkrishna Gandhi has been picked by 18 opposition parties to be their nominee for the post of vice president.
The Congress was represented by senior leaders such as AICC president Sonia Gandhi, AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh as well as Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge as the former West Bengal governor filed his papers in the parliament .
Also present were other opposition leaders, including JD(U)’s Sharad Yadav, CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury, CPI’s D Raja, NCP’s Tariq Anwar and Praful Patel, NC’s Farooq Abdullah and DMK’s Kanimozhi.
The vice presidential election is scheduled to be held on August 5th 2017 . Gopalkrishna Gandhi will contest against the NDA’s candidate M Venkaiah Naidu.