Presidential election 2017: Gopal Krishna Gandhi to file nomination on July 18

Presidential election 2017: Gopal Krishna Gandhi to file nomination on July 18

The choice of Kovind for the office of the Head of State compelled the opposition to field former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, a Dalit and daughter of the late Babu Jagjivan Ram who had served as the Deputy Prime Minister.

The decision to name Gandhi was taken at a meeting of the joint Opposition held at New Delhi on Tuesday.

She said Opposition stands united, which is noteworthy. As the Congress and other Opposition parties step up their campaign ahead of polling for the Presidential elections today, the contest is being made out to be more of a "symbolic and ideological" fight rather than of "numbers". "We can't and must not let India be hostage to those who wish to impose upon it narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision", Gandhi said. "In such testing times, we have to unit and safeguard the values of secularism, inclusiveness and harmony", she added.

While speaking at opposition parties' meet, She said the opposition will put a hard fight in presidential and vice-presidential polls. "I have become a candidate in this contest to fight the battle of ideology", Kumar told reporters.

After the opposition lead by congress announcing its vice presidential candidates, tweets in favor and against him started pouring in.

Madhur Bhandarkar to Rahul Gandhi: Can I have my freedom of expression?
Hours after Bhandarkar's jibe against Rahul Gandhi , the Congress leadership struck back, accusing him of resorting to cheap tactics for publicity.

The name of Palanisamy Sathasivam, now serving Governor of Kerala, was also discussed recent BJP meeting on the issue of vice-presidential polls, Hindustan Times reports.

The presidential election is scheduled to be held tomorrow.

On its part the NDA is not unduly concerned about the critical arithmetic required as it has the numbers in the electoral college to get its nominee elected as the Vice President despite being in a minority in the Rajya Sabha.

The Shiv Sena on Monday asked Congress to check it's mental balance for having nominated Gopalkrishna Gandhi for the post of Vice-President of India.

Najma Heptullah can be Narendra Modi and Amit Shah's googly candidate to replace Vice-President Hamid Ansari.

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