Presidential Election 2017: Meira Kumar to begin poll campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat

New Delhi: Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday said she will start her election campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on 30 June.

File image of Meira Kumar. PTI

File image of Meira Kumar. PTI

"I feel I should start my election campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. I will start from there," said Kumar briefing media in New Delhi, a day ahead of filing her nomination papers.

Asked why Sabarmati, Kumar said, "Everybody knows the significance of Sabarmati in our country. The 'sant' of Sabarmati (Mahatma Gandhi) played an important role in the freedom movement of our country. That's why I am going there."

Asked about Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's stance and whether she will speak to him for his support, Kumar said, "Such things happen in politics. It is not a new thing. What I need to do about it, I will decide at the right time."

Kumar will visit all the states and meet the MLAs there as part of her campaign.


Published Date: Jun 27, 2017 03:54 pm | Updated Date: Jun 27, 2017 03:54 pm


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