Articles about Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Being the grandson of the late Mahatma Gandhi comes with a lot of responsibilities. Add to that the fact that your maternal grandfather is the late C. Rajagopalachari, the last Governor-General of India. It is, however, clear as water that Gopalkrishna Gandhi has lived up to his surname and the former stalwarts of his family. He was born on April 22, 1946, in Delhi, to Devdas Gandhi and Lakshmi Gandhi. He completed his master’s in English literature from St. Stephen’s College. Gandhi became a part of the Indian Administrative Service in 1968. During his time in the service, he handled various positions including Secretary to the Vice President of India from 1985 to 1987. He later retired voluntarily in 1992. After his retirement, he served as a diplomat in various countries such as the UK, South Africa, Lesotho, Norway, etc. He took a major step forward as a public servant when he was appointed as the Governor of Bengal in 2004. He has also served as the Chairman of Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai. In the 2017 Vice President election, he unsuccessfully contested against Venkaiah Naidu as a nominee of UPA. Gandhi is also known for his literary prowess. He has written books in both Hindi and English. He is also known for speaking out against injustice against minorities and the downtrodden.

Farooq Abdullah declines offer to be Opposition's presidential candidate

18 Jun 2022

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Farooq Abdullah declines offer to be Opposition's presidential candidate

Member Parliament and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Saturday declined the opportunity to be the Opposition's presidential candidate, saying he would rather contribute to Jammu and Kashmir politically.

Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as 13th Vice President of India

11 Aug 2017

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Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as 13th Vice President of India

Venkaiah Naidu has been sworn in as the Vice President of India. The oath of office was administered by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Vice-presidential elections: BJP's Venkaiah Naidu becomes 13th VP

05 Aug 2017

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Vice-presidential elections: BJP's Venkaiah Naidu becomes 13th VP

BJP candidate Venkaiah Naidu has become India's 13th vice president, defeating opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi. He secured 516 votes while Gandhi got 244 votes.

Know the man: Venkaiah Naidu

05 Aug 2017

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Know the man: Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting in the current cabinet.

A handy guide to the August 5 vice-presidential polls

04 Aug 2017

Politics
A handy guide to the August 5 vice-presidential polls

The election to decide India's next vice president is set to be held tomorrow, two weeks after the presidential polls.

Kovind vs Kumar: Counting underway to decide India's next president

20 Jul 2017

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Kovind vs Kumar: Counting underway to decide India's next president

Counting of votes in the presidential election started today at 11am, three days after polling was held to decide India's next President.

Smriti Irani gets charge of I&B Ministry as Naidu resigns

18 Jul 2017

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Smriti Irani gets charge of I&B Ministry as Naidu resigns

Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Textiles, has been given charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry after former incharge Venkaiah Naidu resigned.

Minister Venkaiah Naidu is BJP's candidate For Vice President

17 Jul 2017

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Minister Venkaiah Naidu is BJP's candidate For Vice President

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu has been named the vice presidential candidate of the ruling NDA party on Monday.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi: More than just Mahatma Gandhi's grandson

11 Jul 2017

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Gopalkrishna Gandhi: More than just Mahatma Gandhi's grandson

The opposition today announced former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, as their vice-presidential candidate.

Opposition picks Gopalkrishna Gandhi as vice-presidential candidate: Sources

11 Jul 2017

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Opposition picks Gopalkrishna Gandhi as vice-presidential candidate: Sources

According to PTI, the opposition has zeroed in on former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, as its vice-presidential candidate.

Election for vice president on August 5

29 Jun 2017

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Election for vice president on August 5

Elections for the post of vice president will be held on August 5, two weeks after the presidential polls, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi announced.

Presidential elections: Opposition is still alive and kicking

21 Jun 2017

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Presidential elections: Opposition is still alive and kicking

NDA's move to announce Dalit candidate Ram Nath Kovind as their candidate seems to be disintegrating the opposition, with those including Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, declaring his support for Kovind.

Presidential polls: EC issues notification for filing of nominations

14 Jun 2017

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Presidential polls: EC issues notification for filing of nominations

The EC has issued a notification for filing of nominations for the presidential polls, which will continue till June 28.

Presidential Elections on July 17: Election Commission

07 Jun 2017

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Presidential Elections on July 17: Election Commission

President Pranab Mukherjee's term will end on July 24, paving the way for presidential polls, if needed, the Election Commission said.

Who will be India's next President?

13 May 2017

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Who will be India's next President?

India is set to elect a new President in July. While the ruling NDA alliance holds a majority and hopes to get a like minded candidate on board, opposition parties have been planning to jointly put forward a candidate against Modi's choice of President.