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Fighting Presidential elections with confidence: Meira Kumar

News Agencies | Updated on: 30 June 2017, 17:56 IST

Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar on 30 June said that she is contesting the Presidential elections with confidence, expressing optimism about her chances.

"I am fighting my candidature with great confidence," Kumar told ANI.

Speaking on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll-out to be held at midnight today, she said that the Congress will conduct a press conference later to discuss on the matter.

Opposition Presidential candidate Meira Kumar filed her first nomination in the presence of Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and other senior leaders on Wednesday.

Before filing her nomination papers, she reiterated that it was upsetting for her to see that the bug of casteism is still feeding upon India, which otherwise wants to advance in all aspects.

"It is very upsetting, unfortunate that a country like India, which wants to advance in every aspect, is using a mentality, which is so narrow and dividing, that too also when we are fighting for presidentship," she said.

Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu also filed the fourth set of nomination papers on behalf of NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

The Presidential elections are set to take place on 17 July and counting will take place on 24 July.


First published: 30 June 2017, 17:56 IST