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Shiv Sena asks Congress to get 'mental balance' checked for nominating Gopalkrishna Gandhi

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The on Monday tore into the for nominating Gopalkrishna Gandhi for the post of Vice-President of and said the party needs to get their 'mental balance' checked after taking this decision.

"I just want to ask her that on what basis, the has nominated Gopalkrishna Gandhi for the post of the Vice-President. He is the same man, who advocated for the mercy plea for Mumbai serial blast conspirator Yakub Memon," leader Sanjay Raut told ANI.

"If they want Gopalkrishna Gandhi to hold a Constitutional position of the nation, then it is important to get their 'mental balance' checked," he added.

He even said the should understand that nominating Gopalkrishna, who backed Memon, is like going against the nation.

Raut also hit out at Congress president for her remark on the President, saying that the presidential poll is a fight against "narrow-minded communal vision".

"Who is narrow minded, I want to ask What is the definition of narrow mindedness? She should forget about Presidential election. Ram Nath Govind will have historic victory," he said.

is casting its vote today in the Presidential polls 2017.

The Opposition has nominated Gopalkrishna Gandhi for the post of Vice-President, but the Democratic Alliance (NDA) is yet to announce the name of its candidate.

The Vice-President election is scheduled on will be held on August 5.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 12:22 IST