Oppn’s vice-prez candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi seeks support from AIADMK factions
New Delhi: Opposition vice presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi wrote to the two AIADMK factions for their support.
Gandhi, whose candidacy was supported by 18 opposition parties, including the DMK, has written to Tamil Nadu’s chief minister, E K Palanisamy, and O panneerselvam, the head of the rival faction of the AIADMK ruling.
“In a letter I wrote to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, I requested the support of All India members Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam for my candidacy for the post of Vice-President of India.
In a similar letter I wrote to the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, O panneerselvam, I made a similar request, recalling the privilege that I, as an officer of the Tamil Nadu NIC framework to serve under the late Dr. Puratchi THALAIVAR MGR and his kindness For me, “Gandhi said in a statement.
Gandhi said he also met with the patriarch M Karunanidhi DMK and thanked him for joining the party by proposing his name. He also said that Anbumani Ramadoss PMK had assured him of the support of his party.
Gandhi said he was seeking support, not as someone “belonging to a political party” but as someone who believes in the vision of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Babasaheb Ambedkar personified personally.
“And what, in our state of Tamil Nadu, Mudaringnar Rajaji, Thanthai Periyar Perunthalaivar Kamaraj and Anna Perarignar each of their unique symbolizes,” he said.
Mahatma’s little son said he was going to get in touch with other political leaders across the country.
“India is at the crossroads today when the fundamental principles of the Constitution of India guarantee freedom of belief, thought and expression, and equality before the law are stressed.
The opportunity offered by the upcoming elections is an opportunity, fragile and casual, to take a stand in favor of the greatness of India’s freedom, responsibility and justice, “he said.