We must fight for the most suppressed: Meira Kumar

  • We must fight for the most suppressed: Meira Kumar

We must fight for the most suppressed: Meira Kumar

"Our fight is to protect the rights of the oppressed and honour and respect the sentiments of people believing in different religions", she said.

"After discussing with the party leaders, our party has chose to support Meira Kumar for the post of President", a senior AAP leader told IANS. "Wherever I go and whatever position I hold, this will always be my agenda".

"That is the binding factor that we have between the DMK and the Congress". "I am also fighting for all of you because we are pained to see that lately the voice which used to come out so strongly in the press is not coming out", she said.

Later, Kumar called on nonagenarian leader M Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram residence.

Ahead of the presidential election, the split in the legislative wing of the principal Opposition party, All India N.R. Congress, is causing doubts whether all its eight MLAs would vote en bloc to support the NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

Talking to reporters after meeting the legislators of the ruling Congress and its ally, the DMK, jointly at a star hotel in Puducherry, she said, "I have written to members of the collegium - all MPS and MLAs of every state and party seeking their support to my candidature in the forthcoming presidential poll".

Earlier, on arrival at the venue of the joint meeting of the Congress and DMK legislators, the former Lok Sabha Speaker was received by Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, his ministerial colleagues, Deputy Speaker VP Sivakolundhu and legislators of the Congress and DMK. Telangana BJP president K Laxman said that Kovind's schedule has not been received yet and is expected soon.

She was chosen as the opposition's nominee for the presidential election after NDA declared Kovind, a Dalit leader from Uttar Pradesh, as their candidate.

The SP and BSP have 54 and 19 MLAs in the 403-member UP assembly. The BSP has six members in the Rajya Sabha.

Today was the last day for withdrawal of nominations for the presidential election scheduled for July 17.