Left parties may propose Gopal Gandhi's name

Hyderabad
14 Jun 2017

The Left parties are mulling to propose the candidature of former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi for the post of President, said sources in the CPM and CPI. "We are thinking of proposing the name of Gopalkrishna Gandhi. He does not have an affiliation to any political party," sources in the Left parties told news agency PTI. They added that the parties would also have no objection if JD-U leader Sharad Yadav was picked as a candidate. "If Sharad Yadav's name comes up, we will have no objection. He is a senior opposition leader...a man of integrity and honesty," a Left leader said on the condition of anonymity.