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Gopalkrishna Gandhi reacts to him being Opposition’s Presidential candidate


New Delhi: With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioning Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s name as the opposition parties’ candidate for the upcoming Presidential election, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday (June 15, 2022) mentioned that it’s “too premature” to touch upon the matter. In line with reviews, some Opposition leaders talked to Gandhi over the cellphone and urged him to think about their request for being the joint opposition candidate for the put up of President.

Gandhi, notably, was the consensus opposition candidate for the put up of Vice President of India in 2017 however had misplaced to M Venkaiah Naidu within the election.

Requested about his title doing the rounds because the Opposition’s candidate for presidential polls, Gandhi informed information company PTI, “It is too premature to comment on it.”

Who’s Gopalkrishna Gandhi?

Gopalkrishna Gandhi, 77, is a former bureaucrat. He was additionally the governor of West Bengal from 2004 to 2009. Gandhi has additionally served as India’s Excessive Commissioner to South Africa and Sri Lanka. He’s the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and C Rajagopalachari.

Mamata Banerjee holds assembly with Opposition events

In the meantime, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee held a gathering with numerous opposition events to deliberate on the opposition’s alternative of a presidential nominee. Some leaders had proposed the title of NCP patron Sharad Pawar, however the veteran leader has declined to contest.

The election to elect a successor to incumbent Ram Nath Kovind can be held on July 18. Kovind had defeated joint opposition nominee Meira Kumar within the final presidential polls. 

(With company inputs)