Prez polls is a contest between two ideologies: Meira Kumar

HS Phoolka not to vote for Meira Kumar in President's election

HS Phoolka not to vote for Meira Kumar in President's election

Opposition candidate for the President's post Meira Kumar on Thursday said her fight is against those trying to impose on the people a Manuwadi ideology having strong upper caste bias.

Kumar said her maternal uncle belonged to Kanpur and she always felt happy whenever she came to Uttar Pradesh.

Kumar, who was here to garner the support of opposition parties SP, BSP and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) among others, alleged that the secular ideology of the country was being continuously attacked over the last few years. It can never be forgiven for it.

Reports said that Meira Kumar had to cancel her visit in the wake of such serious infighting in her party.

The former Lok Sabha Speaker said that now, the freedom of press was under threat, Dalits were under attack, and casteism and communalism were being imposed on the country. "Therefore, I will not vote for the Congress candidate", he said.

"The Political Affairs Committee headed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has made a decision to support the united opposition candidate Meira Kumar", party leader Sanjay Singh said here.

Phoolka said he has already conveyed his decision to the party high command.

Senior Congress leader Meira Kumar, fielded by various opposition parties led by the Congress, is pitted against the National Democratic Alliance's Ram Nath Kovind. It said that he had stepped down from the post of the leader of opposition to fight riots cases for which the Congress was "responsible".

The SP has 47 members in the Assembly, while the BSP has 19. The SAD-BJP coalition has 18 MLAs (15 SAD, 3 BJP) in the Punjab Assembly.

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