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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 Telangana BJP leader.
Terming the party as "selfish and opportunistic" party, Rao said the Congress picked Gandhi's kin to "victimise him for political expediency".
Eighteen opposition parties today chose former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi as their joint candidate for vice president.
Meira Kumar is the opposition's nominee for the presidential polls.
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