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Gopalkrishna Gandhi has been selected Eighteen opposition parties candidate for Vice-President of India

New Delhi:11/7/17: Eighteen opposition parties have selected former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, as their candidate for Vice-President of India, sources said.

The meeting was held in Delhi and chaired by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi was the only name, discussed when 18 Opposition parties met today to decide on their candidate for the vice-presidential poll, as per sources.

From 1985to 1987, he has been the Secretary to the Vice President, Joint Secretary to President from 1987 to 1992 and Secretary to President in 1997.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi also served as High Commissioner for India in Lesotho. In 2000, he was appointed as the High Commissioner for India in Sri Lanka. In 2002, he became Ambassador of India in Norway. Gandhi also served as Ambassador of India in Iceland.

In year 2004, Gandhi was appointed as the Governor of West Bengal and completed his five year term.

Hamid Ansari has been the Vice President and ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha since August 11, 2007. He won a second term on August 11, 2012. His current term ends on August 10. Polling for the vice-president’s post will take place on August 5 if required. The votes will be counted the same evening.

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