Sena lashes out at Sonia for its Vice Presidential Candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi, says ‘He opposed Yakub Memon’s hanging’

Sena lashes out at Sonia for its Vice Presidential Candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi, says ‘He opposed Yakub Memon’s hanging’

Shiv Sena on Monday lashed out at UPA’s Vice Presidential Candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi and questioned Congress President Sonia Gandhi for her support to him

By: || Updated: 17 Jul 2017 03:21 PM

Sena lashes out UPA for their Vice Presidential candidate GK Gandhi

New Delhi: Shiv Sena on Monday lashed out at UPA’s Vice Presidential Candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi and questioned Congress President Sonia Gandhi for her support to him.

Scathing an attack on Gopal Krishna Gandhi, who is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, “Gopal Krishna opposed 1993 Bombay serial blasts accused Yakub Memon’s hanging”. He further questioned Sonia Gandhi saying, “How can Sonia extend his support to him”.

While Congress elected Gandhi as their Vice Presidential candidate, NDA is yet to announce their candidate.

Who is Gopal Krishna Gandhi?

  • Gopalkrishna Devdas Gandhi was born on April 22, 1946



  • He is the grandson of Mahatama Gandhi

  • Gandhi is a retired IAS officer and diplomat and served as 22nd Governor of West Bengal between 2004 and 2009

  • As a former IAS officer, Gandhi served as Secretary to the President of India and as High Commissioner to South Africa and Sri Lanka, among other administrative and diplomatic posts

  • Gandhi teaches at Ashoka University, where he is a Professor of History and Politics


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