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Presidential election 2017: Meira Kumar set to campaign in Bihar

India TV Politics Desk Patna 06 Jul 2017, 11:18:32 IST
India TV Politics Desk

Opposition’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar is all set to launch her campaign in Bihar from Tomorrow.

The former Lok Sabha Speaker will visit her native village Chandwa in Bhojpur district on Friday where she will meet Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) legislators. 

“Meira Kumar will also meet RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who described her as ‘Bihar ki beti’ after she was made the opposition’ candidate,” Congress legislator Shakil Ahmad Khan said.

According to RJD sources, Lalu Prasad will be present during her meeting with his party legislators.

However, Bihar’s ruling Grand Allliance of Janata Dal-United (JD-U), RJD and the Congress is divided over their support for the former Lok Sabha Speaker. 

Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U President Nitish Kumar has announced his party support to BJP-led NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.

(With IANS inputs)