Presidential Election 2017: Meira Kumar to meet legislators on three-day Bihar visit

Patna: The Congress-led opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar will arrive in Patna on Thursday evening on a three-day visit to Bihar to seek support for her candidature.

File image of Meira Kumar. AFP

File image of Meira Kumar. AFP

Meira Kumar will visit her native village Chandwa in Bhojpur district on Friday where she will meet Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) legislators.

"Meira Kumar will also meet RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who described her as 'Bihar ki beti' after she was made the opposition' candidate," Congress legislator Shakil Ahmad Khan said.

According to RJD sources, Lalu Prasad will be present during her meeting with his party legislators.

However, Bihar's ruling Grand Allliance of Janata Dal-United (JD-U), RJD and THE Congress is divided over their support for the former Lok Sabha Speaker.

Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U President Nitish Kumar has announced his party support to BJP-led NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.


Published Date: Jul 06, 2017 12:04 pm | Updated Date: Jul 06, 2017 12:04 pm


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