Kovind Visits Odisha, Meira Kumar Coming on Saturday

AAP decides to support Opposition’s Presidential candidate Meira Kumar

SAD-BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa today hit out at Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP for supporting Opposition's Presidential candidate Meira Kumar and said Mr Kejriwal has once again proved that "AAP" is "B" team of the Congress party.

Senior party leaders Sanjay Singh, Dilip Pandey and Ashutosh made the announcement after the AAP's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) meeting.

Mr. Singh said the AAP was also backing Ms. Kumar because the Opposition had a major role to play in the country's politics in the present circumstances.

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He also said that the former Lok Sabha Speaker's representatives had made a phone call to Mr. Kejriwal seeking their support for her candidature. The party has over 60 MLAs in Delhi and 20 in Punjab, along with four MPs in Punjab, which is less than one percent of total votes in the presidential election. "It's highly unfortunate that the two individuals, who were contesting for the highest constitutional post of a democratic country, were identified essentially by their caste", said Kumar, who was in the state capital to meet SP president Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati to seek their support for president elections due on July 17. All political parties should have come together and put up a consensus candidate.

Bhubaneswar: UPA Presidential candidate Meira Kumar is scheduled to arrive in Bhubaneswar on Saturday at 11am and will meet the Congress law makers at about 12.30pm.

Seventeen Opposition parties have fielded Ms Kumar as their joint candidate in the Presidential election against NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind. June 28 is the last date for filing of nominations for presidential poll.

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