President poll is battle of ideology and principles: Sonia Gandhi

"For us, it is a battle of ideologies, principles and truth and we will fight it," Congress President Sonia Gandhi said

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:June 28, 2017 1:37 pm
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi today described the presidential election as a battle of ideologies and principles and said the opposition was determined to fight it. “For us, it is a battle of ideologies, principles and truth and we will fight it,” she said after the opposition’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar filed her nomination in Parliament.

The Congress president led the 17 opposition parties in accompanying the former Lok Sabha speaker as she filed her nomination on the last day today. Gandhi is one of Kumar’s proposers in one set of nomination papers, sources said.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is abroad on a vacation, said Kumar represents the values that bind the country and its people. “Against the ideology of divisiveness she represents the values that bind us as a nation and people. Proud to have Meira Kumar ji as our candidate,” he tweeted.

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    Balasubramanya
    Jun 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm
    Can Sonia Gandhi explain what idialogy and principles Congress having other than looting the country in the name of freedom struggle ?
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    Anand Khatavkar
    Jun 28, 2017 at 4:17 pm
    I will welcome this comment if Congress removes the Gandhi family from all it's posts and kicks them out forever. Else this is about ideology politics of sycophancy against anything else. We have taken this enough, now we are fed-up of these rotten minds.
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    Sankaran Krishnan
    Jun 28, 2017 at 4:14 pm
    One thing is sure that like the deceased President of India APJ Abdul Kalam the present one proposed by the BJP Shri.Ram Nath Kovind will excel as Hon'ble President of India from the date of assuming office from Next month because the person is selected by the NDA whereas we had seen the candidates of the congress party right from Zail Singh to Pratiba Patil and how they had performed as President of the Nation. Like Dr. Kalam who made headlines and became the People's President, the NDA candidate will also excel worldwide when the so called stupid Opposition Party Leaders says battle of ideology and principles and we all knows that Looting the Nation is the ideology and principles of the corrupt Congress party led Opposition and people will reject out rightly in 2019 LS elections and wash out for congress, communists, SP, RJD and TMC will face the worst of its defeats !!!
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    Jimmybaba
    Jun 28, 2017 at 3:33 pm
    I wonder,Intelligent lady like Meira Kumar knowing the result so very well why did she agreed to contest. Is she also another MMS (Mauni baba). She could have lend some of her own common sense to (you know whom.)..........
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    Rajasekhar G
    Jun 28, 2017 at 2:47 pm
    This is the problem with Congress. The comment she made should be applicable for other elections too. Pathetic.
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    SANKARANARAYANAN
    Jun 28, 2017 at 1:44 pm
    Soniaji ! Why you are wasting your time and then the time of others !!!! You are not habitual of accepting the reality and fact. Only show the existence, the opposition has created the Presidential Poll, knowing the result !! The opposition has accepted the Great Laluji who is so busy with his family scams !!! Fantastic !! Mera Bharat Mahaan !!
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