Presidential Elections: Congress holds meeting in support of Meira Kumar

Rebecca Barbier
Julho 17, 2017

With the odds stacked against her, the Congress-led opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Sunday urged the members of the electoral college to heed their "voice of conscience" and vote for an ideology that binds India. At the same time, MIM do not want to be seen supporting Congress and so the party says it is supporting the candidate of the 16 Opposition Parties.

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress today held a meeting at the official residence of Leader of Opposition Narsingha Mishra here in connection with the upcoming presidential election.

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Meanwhile, All India Congress Committee (AICC) directed to maintain party affiliations and has sent AICC observer Siddharth Patel to look upon the difference in opinion between the MLAs and PCC members here. MIM has 10 votes.This includes that of Hyderabad parliamentarian and party president, Asaduddin Owaisi. It, however, did no cast its vote in 2007 as Ms. Pratibha Patil, UPA's Presidential candidate was mired in controversy over her comments on Abaya or traditional wear of Muslim women.

The Congress and NCP in their meeting also said that like minded parties such as CPM, Samajwadi Party, Peasants and Workers Party and MIM will vote for the UPA nominee Meira Kumar. TRS president and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is keen on ensuring Kovind's resounding victory from Telangana. The Opposition expects 90 plus votes in favour of Meira Kumar.

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