Gopal Krishna Gandhi

  • V-P election: Gopal Gandhi refuses to contest July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Former West Bengal governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi on Sunday refused to contest the Vice-Presidential election saying he did not want to. The refusal came as a setback for Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee who was keen on his candidature. The UPA on Saturday nominated incumbent Hamid Ansari for a second...
  • Refuge: On one's own October 1, 2010

    It is rare, and now more so, to chance upon a book that stirs your soul. Gopal Gandhi’s Refuge, is an impassioned, detailed, powerful piece of literature: a story waiting to be read. Set in the tea estates of Sri Lanka, Refuge evokes the plight of the downtrodden Tamil labourers working on...
  • Bengal Governor signs out, warning politicians December 14, 2009

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi ended his controversial five-year tenure on Sunday, requesting political parties and Maoists to revive the state from the “debris” of violence. "Unless all inter-party, inter-cadre or inter-supporter violence is halted, West Bengal will suffer irretrievable damage. All political organizations must together bring West Bengal...
  • Anguished over violence, W Bengal Guv writes to CM August 8, 2009

    New Delhi: An anguished West Bengal Governor, Gopal Krishna Gandhi spoke out once during the Nandigram violence. That didn't go down well with the Buddhadeb government. Now as political killings continue, Gandhi is telling parties across the spectrum that the security of the people cannot be linked to their political...
  • Singur: another political setback for Left in WB September 8, 2008

    Singur: After two weeks of deadlock over farmland in Singur, the way for Tata Motors' small car project Nano was cleared late on Sunday as West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi brokered an uneasy truce between Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee and state Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. Many now question...
  • Bengal Governor, Govt contradict each other on Singur talks September 5, 2008

    Kolkata: Even as West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi on Friday said talks between the state government and the opposition Trinamool Congress-led farmers body to resolve the standoff over the Tata Motors' Singur plant were deferred on the request of the administration, the Chief Minister claimed it was the governor...
  • West Bengal Governor postpones Singur talks September 5, 2008

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi's talks with the representatives of the state government and those from Trinamool Congress-led Krishi Jami Jiban O Jeebika Raksha Committee for resolving the Singur deadlock has been postponed to 1600 hrs IST Friday evening following a request by the state government. Governor Gandhi has...
  • Mamata agrees to further talks on Singur, dharna to continue September 1, 2008

    Singur: The Bengal governor's gandhigiri has proved to be a success to some extent. Responding to Gopal Krishna Gandhi's letter Mamata Bannerjee has agreed to further talks. But she has ruled out his suggestion of an impartial mediator between the government and herself and insisted that her dharna and the...
  • Bengal Governor is being childish: Jyoti Basu May 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Gopal Krishna Gandhi's Gandhigiri continues to generate debate in West Bengal with CPI-M patriarch Jyoti Basu lashing out at the Governor for his self-imposed power cuts at the Raj Bhavan. An agitated Basu said, “There is a dignity to the Governor's office. He should have given his suggestions to...
  • Governor suffers power cut; CPM suffers heartburn May 8, 2008

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi may have impressed the state’s people by voluntarily opting for a two-hour power cut at his official residence but not the ruling CPI-M party. Gandhi angered the party when in November 2007 when the criticized the “unlawful and unacceptable” recapture of Nandigram by CPI-M...
  • Violence horrifies Bengal Governor June 15, 2007

    Kolkata: A day after the proposed special economic zone at Nandigram turned into a bloody battleground in which 11 people died in clashes, the governor of West Bengal Gopal Krishna Gandhi expressed shock over the incident. Without mincing words, Gandhi spoke about the state government's inability to handle the situation. In...