Meira Kumar made scapegoat by Congress: BJP

"When the Congress had the opportunity to elect a Dalit president when they were in power they did not find Meira Kumar suitable. But when the defeat of the opposition candidate is certain they have fielded her as a scapegoat."

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:June 22, 2017 9:52 pm
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The Congress has made Meira Kumar a “scapegoat” by fielding her as the opposition’s presidential candidate, the BJP today said and questioned why the party did not nominate her when it was in a position to get her elected to the highest office.

“When the Congress had the opportunity to elect a Dalit president when they were in power they did not find Meira Kumar suitable. But when the defeat of the opposition candidate is certain they have fielded her as a scapegoat.”

“This clearly shows that it has no commitment to elect leaders from marginalised sections to high offices and had decided to field her purely done as a token exercise,” BJP spokesperson G V L Narsimha Rao said.

The NDA has chosen Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit leader from the BJP, as its candidate and his victory is almost a foregone conclusion as the ruling bloc enjoys a comfortable majority in the electoral college with the support of parties like the AIADMK, the TRS and the JD(U).

Kumar, a former diplomat and daughter of the late Dalit icon Jagjivan Ram, was the unanimous choice of the 17 opposition parties at a meeting today.

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    Vinod Sethi
    Jun 23, 2017 at 10:58 am
    Daughter of a fabulously rich politician who remained a minister for more than 30 years and enjoyed the luxuries of a union cabinet minister and Mera became an IFS officer under the reservation quota meant for real Dalit. She is a designer Dalit who has been an instrument of catching Dalit votes for the corrupt Cong party. She has been pitted against a real Dalit.
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      Ajay Kumar Sinha
      Jun 23, 2017 at 8:22 am
      When everything is out of shadow there was no need to file a candidate by the opposition. Ft
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        S C A
        Jun 23, 2017 at 1:39 am
        Meira Kumar is intellectually bankrupt, as all Indians observed during her Speakership of the Lok Sabha. The only sentences she can speak is - "Shant rahiye" and "Baith jayiye".
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          Jagdish K Arora
          Jun 22, 2017 at 10:25 pm
          KOVIND NEVER PASSED THE IAS EXAM. GOVERNMENT OFFICERS PUT IN LOT OF HARD WORK TO BECOME IAS OR IPS IT BEING A PRESTIGOUS JOB. MODI-SHAH NOMINEE KOVIND IS TWO TIMES IAS FAILED AND WILL BE CONTROLLING IAS AND IPS TOPPERS WHO ARE RUNNING DAY TO DAY AFFAIRS OF THE GOVERNMENT WHICH WILL BE AN INSULT TO THE TOPPERS THAT A FAILED CANDIDATE IS CONTROLLING THEM. IT TAKES LOT OF HARD WORK TO BECOME AN IAS OR AN IPS AND IF FAILED CANDIDATES ARE ALLOWED TO RULE OVER TOPPERS THEN WHAT ARE WE TEACHING THE CHILDREN AND FUTURE GENERATION THAT IF YOU FAIL IN EXAMS THAN ALSO YOU CAN CONTROL THOSE WHO PASSED THE EXAMS. THEN WHY STUDY AT ALL. MODI-SHAH NOMINEE KOVIND IS TWO TIMES IAS FAILED AND WILL BE CONTROLLING IAS AND IPS TOPPERS WHO ARE RUNNING DAY TO DAY AFFAIRS OF THE GOVERNMENT WHICH WILL BE AN INSULT TO THE TOPPERS THAT A FAILED CANDIDATE IS CONTROLLING THEM.
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            SK
            Jun 22, 2017 at 10:44 pm
            Rajendra Prasad to Prananb Da are IAS passed with Rank #1. so were well qualified. However mr Kovind is esception and the exception prove the theorem buddy.
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              S C A
              Jun 23, 2017 at 1:37 am
              Ram Nath Kovind HAD PASSED the Indian Civil Services Examination in the third attempt. DO NOT spread rumours! Only thing is he could not get IAS, but was allotted an allied service, which he refused.