Meira Kumar meets Sonia Gandhi: Former Lok Sabha speaker may be Opposition's presidential candidate

New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who is among the opposition's likely presidential candidates, on Wednesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi.


File images of Meira Kumar (L) and Sonia Gandhi (R). PTI

Her meeting with Gandhi came after the opposition suffered a big blow with JD-U deciding to back the NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

There are speculations that the opposition parties may field Meira Kumar, who is also a Dalit, as their candidate in a bid to counter Kovind.

Her name was among the few, apart from Sushil Kumar Shinde and Dalit icon BR Ambedkar's grandson Prakash Ambedkar, which were earlier doing rounds as likely opposition nominee for the presidency.

The opposition parties will meet on Thursday to finalise their choice of candidate.

Updated Date: Jun 21, 2017 21:15 PM

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