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Vice Presidential poll: Gopalkrishna Gandhi files nomination

PTI
Published : Jul 18, 2017, 2:02 pm IST
Updated : Jul 18, 2017, 2:02 pm IST

Gopalkrishna Gandhi filed his nomination in presence of senior Congress and other opposition leaders, including from the JD(U).

Opposition Vice President candidate GopalKrishna Gandhi files his nomination on Tuesday. (Photo: File | PTI)
 Opposition Vice President candidate GopalKrishna Gandhi files his nomination on Tuesday. (Photo: File | PTI)

New Delhi: Former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Tuesday filed his nomination for vice president in the presence of senior Congress and other opposition leaders, including from the JD(U).

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 president Sonia Gandhi, 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 complex.

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 5.

Gandhi will contest against the NDA's candidate M Venkaiah Naidu. 

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