It is almost official. Gopal Krishna Gandhi will be the opposition’s candidate as the next president of India. CPI(M) general Secretary Sitaram Yechury suggested that Gopal Krishna Gandhi may be among the possible choices but said that the ruling party should declare their candidate first in order to build consensus.
If the BJP decides to nominate Jharkhand Governor, Draupadi Murmu as its presidential candidate, then the opposition will pitch Meira Kumar, the daughter of Babu Jagjivan Ram. The opposition has also been considering the name of Gopal Krishna Gandhi, the former West Bengal governor and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. The next President of India will be elected in July after the term of Pranab Mukherjee ends.
The BJP is almost set to win the Presidential elections. Looking at the manner in which several parties have been coming forward to extend their support, it appears that the BJP will be able to elect its candidate as the next President of India. The BJP has almost finalised Jharkhand Governor, Draupadi Murmu as its candidate. The opposition on the other hand is considering the candidature of former West Bengal Governor, Gopal Krishna Gandhi.
Both factions of the AIADMK are likely to support the BJP to elect the next President of India. The support of the AIADMK is very crucial for the BJP which is looking to elect its candidate as the next President of India in July. The term of Pranab Mukherjee comes to an end in July following which the Presidential elections will be held.
A unified opposition may chose Gopal Krishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi as the candidate for the next president of India. The BJP led NDA on the other hand is almost certain to chose Jharkhand Governor, Draupadi Murmu as the next presidential candidate.
The elections will be held in July. The name of Gandhi, former governor of West Bengal was suggested by Mamata Banerjee and a unified opposition is likely to accept the same. The presidential election will be a big test for the opposition which is looking to beat the BJP.