Emphasising on having faith in institutions of democracy, Vice -President candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi on Wednesday said that terrorism and agragarian crisis are emerging as major problems for the country.
Gandhi expressed his gratitude towards 18 opposition parties for extending support for his candidature and said, "I see myself as a citizen candidate, I am not a politician."
The opposition earlier named Gopal Krishna Gandhi as its candidate for the post of next Vice President of India. The decision to name Gandhi was taken at a meeting of the joint opposition held at New Delhi on Tuesday.
The name of Gandhi, the former West Bengal governor was doing the rounds when the opposition was looking for a Presidential candidate. However the name was dropped the opposition chose Meira Kumar instead.
Gandhi is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. He was the governor of West Bengal between 2004 and 2009.
Vice President election schedule:
Last date of nominations: July 18
Date for scrutiny: July 19
Withdrawal of candidature: July 21
Date of election August 5
Date of counting: August 5