The retired Supreme Court Justice V Gopala Gowda has been considered by the Trinamul Congress, Left Parties and the Opposition as its joint candidate for the vice-presidential election.
Mr Gowda was the on who ruled in favour of the farmers in the Singur land acquisition case last year, precisely in August 2016 when he passed the order prompting the West Bengal government to return nearly 1,000 acres acquired for the Tata Nano plant to the original owners. This went viral that time since TATA’s were at the receiving end which has resulted in the state losing out thousands of jobs.
The name surfaced when the opposition parties which is voicing out on various issues against the centre including the issue of farmer suicides and agrarian distress vociferously in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament.
The meeting which is expected to take place this morning which will see 18 opposition parties coming together to discuss and come into a consensus on declaring a common candidate. The final announcement on this regards is expected to be released by this evening.