The opposition made a pretty predictable decision when it chose Meira Kumar as its candidate for the next President of India. The decision was made to woo back the JD(U) and also ensure that the BSP did not break away from the opposition.
The opposition has confirmed that it would field a candidate for the presidential elections. The CPI (M)’s D Raja confirmed that a candidate would be fielded for the elections to be held on July 17. The counting of votes will take place on July 20.
The opposition’s candidate for the next President of India will be decided on Friday. Leaders of the opposition will meet on Friday to decide on a joint candidate to fight the presidential polls in July.
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.