New Delhi: Opposition presidential competitor Meira Kumar on Tuesday said she would challenge the election on the premise of ideology, not caste, focusing on that her board would be pulverisation of the caste structure and assurance of democratic esteems.
Saying that democratic values, uniformity and social justice are near her ears, Meira included that she will be battling the elections on this ideological board. She said that she will start her presidential campaign from Gujarat’s Sabarmati Ashram.
Meira Kumar had before spoke to individuals from the electoral body to “heed the inner voice of conscience” while making their choice in the July 17 election and said the President’s office “cannot function to serve narrow political interests”.
The opposition’s technique was to guarantee that key individuals from the opposition coalition like Mayawati would not bolster Mr Kovind in light of the fact that he is a Dalit, who frame major parts of the Bahujan Samaj Party pioneer’s help base.
Meira Kumar depicted her fight with Mr Kovind as “one of ideology.” The BJP and its partners, alongside local parties who have offered support, have more than 60 percent of the vote and Mr Kovind is relied upon to win the presidential election easily.
Playing down the issue of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United’s (JD-U) choice to help the National Democratic Alliance’s chosen one Mr Kovind, and not her, she stated: “Such things happen in politics. I will decide what to do at an appropriate time.”
Both Kumar and Kovind are Dalit pioneers. Kumar was the first lady speaker of the India in Lok Sabha while Kovind was the former governor of Bihar, her home state.