Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Sunday said he will file his nomination on Tuesday, July 18th for Vice presidential 2017 election. Gopaldas is a grandson of Mahatama Gandhi and has served as a governor of West Bengal. He has also served as High commissioner to South Africa and Sri Lanka, representing India and as a secretary to President of India. He is also a professor of History and Politics and teaches in Ashoka University.
“I will file my nomination day after tomorrow,” the former West Bengal Governor told media after a meeting of opposition parties addressed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. The Opposition’s candidate for President’s post Meira Kumar also attended the meeting. The election for President’s post will be held on Monday while the new Vice President will be elected on August 5.
After the opposition lead by congress announcing its vice presidential candidates, tweets in favor and against him started pouring in. Interestingly, Gopalkrishna Gandhi was among the few who filed mercy petition for ‘Yakub Menon’ , a terrorist convicted by Supreme Court of India.
Meet the Vice President candidate suggested by opposition parties – Gopal Krishna Gandhi pic.twitter.com/gENVd2KCju
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) July 15, 2017
Congress VP nominee Gopal Krishna Gandhi was one of the signatory of mercy petition filed for terrorist Yakub Menon. pic.twitter.com/VKiLCsBwrX
— Swadesh Singh (@swadesh171) July 14, 2017