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Meira Kumar represents values that bind us as a nation, says Rahul Gandhi

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 28 Jun 2017, 12:34:46 IST
India TV Politics Desk

Praising opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today said that she represents the values that bind everyone as a nation.

"Against the ideology of divisiveness, she represents the values that bind us as a nation and a people. Proud to have @meira_kumar ji as our candidate," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

The tweet was in response to Kumar's earlier tweet: "The 'ideological fight' stands for what we feel is threatened in our society and for those voices that are forced to remain in the margins."

Meira Kumar today filed her nomination for the July 17 Presidential election.

Opposition leaders, including from the Congress and Left, along with Meira Kumar assembled at Parliament's Gate Number 1 and later left for the Lok Sabha Secretary General's chamber to file the nomination.

Among the leaders present were former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader D. Raja and TMC leader Derek O'Brien.

RJD Chief Lalu Yadav was not present.

Before reaching the Parliament Meira Kumar visited Raj Ghat and Samta Sthal, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and her father Babu Jagjivan Ram respectively. 

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah were also present.


Meira Kumar is pitted against NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

(With IANS inputs)