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Presidential Election 2022: Mamata Banerjee Suggested Names Of Farooq Abdullah, Gopalkrishna Gandhi As Opposition Candidates ANN

Presidential Election 2022: On Wednesday, the opposition parties held a...

Presidential Election 2022: On Wednesday, the opposition parties held a meeting in Delhi regarding the presidential election. 17 parties including Congress, NCP, SP, DMK and Shiv Sena attended the meeting organized by West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC President Mamata Banerjee. RSP leader NK Premachandran, who was present in the meeting, said that Mamata Banerjee has suggested the names of former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Gopal Krishna Gandhi as joint opposition candidates for the presidential election. Gave.

DMK leader TR Baalu ​​said that all parties requested NCP chief Sharad Pawar to be the opposition candidate for the post of President, however, he refused. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who was present in the meeting, said that the Congress will play a constructive role in taking the opposition parties to a consensus candidate for the presidential election.

Gopal Krishna Gandhi, the former Governor of West Bengal, was nominated by the opposition unanimously for the post of Vice President in 2017 but he lost the election to M Venkaiah Naidu. Sources said some leaders of opposition parties spoke to Gandhi (77) over phone and urged him to consider his request to be the joint opposition candidate for the presidential election.

When asked about his name being discussed as a possible opposition candidate for the presidential election, Gandhi said, “It is too early to comment on this.” Gopal Krishna Gandhi South He was the High Commissioner of India to Africa and Sri Lanka. He is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

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