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Opposition Prez candidate Meira Kumar files nomination papers today

Press Trust of India | New Delhi Jun 28, 2017 12:54 PM IST
Presidential candidate Meira Kumar with husband Manjul Kumar, pays homage at the Rajghat, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, before filing her nominations, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)
Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday 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 June 30.

Accompanying the former Lok Sabha Speaker as she filed her nomination in Parliament House were a host of opposition leaders, including NCP's Sharad Pawar and CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury.

Sonia Gandhi and other top Congress and opposition leaders were amongst those who proposed and seconded her nomination.

The nomination papers will be scrutinised on Thursday.
Kumar, who will contest against NDA's Ram Nath Kovind in the July 17 presidential elections, had said yesterday that it was a battle of ideologies and not a 'Dalit versus Dalit' fight as was being made out by some.

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