1. Presidential election 2017: Meira Kumar a better candidate than Ram Nath Kovind, says Ramgopal Yadav

Presidential election 2017: Meira Kumar a better candidate than Ram Nath Kovind, says Ramgopal Yadav

Ramgopal Yadav on Friday said Meira Kumar is a better candidate than NDA Government’s presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind.

By: | New Delhi | Published: June 23, 2017 8:20 AM
Ramgopal Yadav, NDA, NDA constituents, Presidential Election 2017, Presidential Election, Presidential Election in India, Indian President, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, Shiv Sena, cards close to chest, BJP nominates Ram Nath Kovind, Bihar Governor, BJP, Bihar, Dalit activist, Presidential Election in India, India's 14th president, 14th President of India, top constitutional job, former lawyer, Shiv Sena, presidential nominee Yadav also said that Meira’s stature is high, keeping in mind her political career and she being the daughter of well-known politician Babu Jagjivan Ram. (ANI)

Post the end-moment announcement of the presidential nominee by the Opposition, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav-faction member Ramgopal Yadav on Friday said Meira Kumar is a better candidate than NDA Government’s presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind. Yadav also said that Meira’s stature is high, keeping in mind her political career and she being the daughter of well-known politician Babu Jagjivan Ram. “Her (Meira Kumar) stature is high and has been the speaker, minister and Lok Sabha member. Being the daughter of Babu Jagjivan Ram, the entire country knows her well. The opposition candidate is better than the candidate announced by the government,” Yadav told ANI.

“The Opposition has to play the role of being an opposition. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced its candidate and it has the majority also but even the opposition has brought forward a good candidate,” he added. Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar was on Thursday announced as the Opposition’ Presidential nominee.

The Opposition – Congress and the Communist Party of India (CPI), and other parties – met yesterday to discuss the National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) decision on Presidential nominee Ramnath Kovind, following which they announced their candidate. The BJP had earlier said that the Opposition was a divided house over the Presidential elections as many of its partners have extended support to ruling NDA candidate.

BJP chief Amit Shah had announced the name of Kovind as NDA’s consensus candidate for the post of Indian President. The election for the next President of India is to be held on July 17 as President Pranab Mukherjee will demit the office on July 24. The Election Commission of India (ECI) issued the notification in this regard and the process of the nomination has started that will continue till June 28.

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    Vaidhyanathan Sankar
    Jun 23, 2017 at 2:46 pm
    Many may not be knowiing the notoriety of the Babu who availed the privilege of forgetting to file his IT return. when he was a cabinet minister,This antecednt of quoting her father"s virtue is notgoing to complement her presidential compaign.
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