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Oppn choice for VP's post an insult to Mahatma: BJP leader

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The opposition's decision to field Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, as their joint candidate for the post of vice president is an "insult to the father of the nation", said a leader.

and its "cronies" picking the kin of Mahatma "who is slated to lose" is an insult to the father of the nation, spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao said.

He alleged that the betrayed by using his last name.

Terming the party as "selfish and opportunistic" party, Rao said the picked Gandhi's kin to "victimise him for political expediency".

"did not think of (a) Gandhi kin or as president and vice president (during UPA-1 and UPA-2 regime). It is cheap and low politics," he added.

Eighteen opposition parties today chose former governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi as their joint candidate for vice president.

is the opposition's nominee for the presidential polls.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 20:57 IST