The Shiv Sena on Monday tore into the Congress for nominating Gopalkrishna Gandhi for the post of Vice-President of India and said the party needs to get their "mental balance" checked after taking this decision.
The vice presidential poll will be held on August 5. "Alluding to the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance having an edge in both elections, Sonia Gandhi said: ".the numbers may be against us. "I have become a candidate in this contest to fight the battle of ideology", Kumar told reporters.
She expressed her hope in Meira Kumar and Gopal Krishna Gandhi, who are candidates for presidential and vice-presidential poll respectively, saying that they would give the best society to people amid the crisis that has beset our country. Available on Android and IOS.
Former West Bengal governor, Gandhi, petitioned to the president Pranab Mukherjee in 2015 urging to reconsider the death sentence of terrorist Memon, who was convicted for the 1993's Mumbai blast.
The counting of votes will take place on July 20 in New Delhi where all the ballot boxes will be brought from various state capitals.
"What at stake is our future, and the values we cherish and must uphold especially at this time of grave disquiet".
She said, "This election represents a clash of ideas, a conflict of disparate values". According to party sources, the most important criterion for the vice presidential post is to be able to run the Rajya Sabha as chairman of the upper house where the government benches are still short of a majority. "The election demands a vote of conscience to preserve the India that the Mahatma and that illustrious generation of freedom fighters, joined by thousands upon thousands of ordinary men and women, fought for". The last day for filing of nominations for vice-presidential election is Tuesday.