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Who For President? Opposition’s 3 Decisions All Say “Go”


New Delhi:

Former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi at present turned down the opposition events’ request to contest the upcoming presidential election. The 77-year-old is the third political particular person after Nationalist Congress Get together chief Sharad Pawar and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah to have withdrawn their names as possible opposition nominees for the July elections.

“Having thought-about the matter deeply I see that the Opposition’s candidate must be one who will generate a nationwide consensus and a nationwide ambiance beside Opposition unity. I really feel there might be others who will do that much better than I,” Mr Gandhi mentioned in a press release.

Mr Gandhi’s assertion comes forward of a scheduled assembly of opposition events in Mumbai to debate their joint candidate for the presidential elections. His identify had been advised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

The method to elect a brand new president started on June 15. The final date for submitting of nominations is June 29. The polls, if vital, might be held on July 18 and the relying on July.

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