In a conspicuous move, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took on twitter on Tuesday to extend support to the Opposition’s Vice-Presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi. Gopalkrishna, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, is running against NDA nominee and former Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu for the second-highest constitutional post.
“AAP will support Sh Gopal Krishna Gandhi for VP,” the Chief Minister had tweeted. The AAP joins the Opposition front, which includes 18 other parties such as Congress, CPI(M), CPI, NCP, National Conference and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.
After filing his nomination papers last month, Gopalkrishna had said the atmosphere in the country ‘spells danger’. He said, ” We are living in times of division. This spells danger for our future, not only for politics, but for the nation as well.”
“Janta aur rajneeti ke beech ek khaai bani huyi hai, main use kam karna chahta hoon (there is a gap between people and politics, I want to reduce that gap),” he added.
The Vice-Presidential election is scheduled on August 5, while the results will be declared on August 10.