My fight is based on Gandhiji’s principles: Meira Kumar at Sabarmati Ashram

Earlier, Congress leaders Bharatsinh Solanki and Shankersinh Vaghela accompanied Kumar to the Ashram. Later in the day, she will be meeting Congress leaders at the party headquarters. After meeting the Congress MLAs, she will interact with the media in the afternoon.

Written by Avinash Nair | Ahmedabad | Updated: June 30, 2017 9:25 pm
presidential polls, meira kumar, presidential candidate meira kumar, sabarmati ashram, meira kumar polling campaign Opposition Presidential candidate Meira Kumar at Sabarmati Ashram(ANI Photo)

Opposition’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Friday morning visited Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to launch her campaign for the election. She spent around 40 minutes at the ashram along with Gujarat Congress leaders Bharatsinh Solanki and Shankersinh Vaghela. “My current fight is based on Gandhiji’s principles. I have come here to gain strength from these principles and help disseminate the same,” Kumar said.

“I wish from my heart that the most oppressed people of this region progress. This is what Gandhiji wished for, both for the nation and the world,” she added.

Upon her arrival in Ahmedabad last evening, Kumar, who will contest against NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the presidential poll, said it was a “battle of ideologies” and not a “Dalit versus Dalit” fight. “Attempts are being made by some to project the election as a Dalit versus Dalit fight. It was from Gujarat that the ideology of Gandhiji spread across the country and world. That is why I have come here to make the people realise that we fight for our ideologies,” she added.

Later in the day, she will meet Congress leaders at the party headquarters here. She will interact with the media in the afternoon.

On Thursday Prime Minister Narendra Modi, too,  visited the Sabarmati ashram to take part in the centenary celebrations of the Sabarmati Ashram, which was home to Gandhiji from 1917 to 1930.

With PTI Inputs

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    Anshul Satyanand
    Jul 1, 2017 at 11:10 pm
    Did gandhiji said to support scams,terrorists,Pakistan,jihadis . .... Just as Congress was or is doing
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      manoj mago
      Jul 1, 2017 at 4:36 am
      when govt and judiciary will take out corruption money from its looters like lalu, congress,,,chidu
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        manoj mago
        Jul 1, 2017 at 4:34 am
        she act alike monkeys of mahatama gandhi and kept her eyes closed towards acts of mass corruption done by gandhis and fellow congressi ,,,,she is acting alike joker
        1. R
          Jun 30, 2017 at 2:51 pm
          Just stop rubish u you congies are the biggest desh drohies. Looters scamsters. Ok ?
          1. C
            Jun 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm
            She is visiting Sabarmathi Ashram for the first time in her life. She stayed there for 40 minutes, exchanged greetings with the inmates, took a photo with a charka, was presented a khadi shawl in return she asked the inmates to vote for - great lady nominate her for Bharat Ratna award.
            1. R
              Jun 30, 2017 at 1:23 pm
              This woman is part of looter thieves gang. Her Gandhi belongs to Italy!!
              1. S
                Jun 30, 2017 at 1:55 pm
                Why is she defiling a sacred place like Sabarmati ashram, with her presence there?
              2. G
                Jun 30, 2017 at 1:17 pm
                What drama. She is a wealthy dynast, just like Sonia and Rahul. The very fact she is nominated is because of her sychophancy to Sonia, who cannot stand the fact that the presidency may go to someone who is a self-made man.
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                  Jyoti Sarup
                  Jun 30, 2017 at 1:16 pm
                  I agree with Venu Gopal that Meira Kumar, should withdraw on her own gain some respect for her self.. But she can't do it because she is under the pressure of Sonia other opposition parties .. God give her some brains .. JS
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