Presidential Election 2017: Nitish Kumar leaves Patna hours before Meira Kumar arrives for her campaign

Patna: Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Thursday arrived in her home state Bihar where she interacted with Congress and RJD legislators.

File image of  Meira Kumar. PTI

File image of Meira Kumar. PTI

"I am the daughter of Bihar and Bihar lives in my heart", she said at the Patna airport.

While she had no appointment with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, any chance meeting between them also ended as he left for Rajgir, citing health reasons.

The JD(U) president has announced support for the NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

The JD(U) along with the RJD and the Congress forms the ruling coalition in Bihar.

Meira arrived in Patna on Thursday evening and held an interactive session with Congress and RJD legislators at a hotel in the capital.

RJD president Lalu Prasad was not present at the session as he has gone to Ranchi where he as to appear in a court on Friday in connection with the fodder scam case.

Congress general secretary and in-charge of Bihar C P Joshi also came here to mobilise support for her.

Meira told reporters at Patna airport that "more than numbers, the fight of ideology will triumph in the end".

She will be in the state till 8 July.

She would go to her native Chandawa village in Bhojpur district tomorrow. On 8 July, she would address mediapersons at Sadaquat Ashram before leaving in the afternoon.


Published Date: Jul 07, 2017 07:49 am | Updated Date: Jul 07, 2017 07:50 am


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