Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar filed her nomination in the presence of top Congress and opposition leaders. Kumar, who filed her papers with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on one side and former prime minister Manmohan Singh on the other, will launch her campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat on 30 June.
Accompanying the former Lok Sabha speaker in Parliament House were a host of opposition leaders, including NCP’s Sharad Pawar and CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury.
Kumar will contest against NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind in the 2017 Presidential Elections. She had said that the election will be a battle of ideologies and not a ‘Dalit versus Dalit’ fight as was being made out by some.
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