Presidential election: Listen to your inner voice of conscience, Meira Kumar writes to collegium

"As an honourable member of the collegium, you have unique privilege to make history. This is that moment when one should heed the inner voice of conscience and set the course of the nation," Kumar wrote in her letter.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 25, 2017 6:56 pm
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Opposition presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Sunday wrote a letter to the collegium of MPs and MLAs ahead of filing her nomination papers and sought their support, ANI reported. “Let’s stand together, in spirit and action, to affirm our pledge to this sacred process. I seek your invaluable support in this endeavor,” she wrote.

“As an honourable member of the collegium, you have unique privilege to make history. This is that moment when one should heed the inner voice of conscience and set the course of the nation,” Kumar wrote in her letter.

Kumar’s name was announced for the post of President by Congress-led Opposition after NDA propose Ram Nath Kovind’s name for the post. Kovind, who is currently serving as the Governor of Bihar, is a veteran BJP leader and Dalit face of the party.

Earlier on Sunday, Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, shared an old video of Lok Sabha proceedings from 2013 and targetted Meira Kumar. Kumar, who was the Speaker of Lok Sabha at that time, had interrupted Swaraj – the Leader of Opposition – ’60 times in a 6-minutes speech’. “This is how Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar treated the Leader of Opposition,” Swaraj wrote on Twitter.

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    Chander Pal
    Jun 26, 2017 at 6:15 am
    What does her inner voice tell her about the two government bungalows you Ms Kumar had got allotted??? And what's the inner voice reply for not paying rent for an additional bungalow. Please keep us updated as the 'communal' NDA may be telling only their side of the episode
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      Arun
      Jun 26, 2017 at 3:07 am
      If every MP/MLA starts thinking to vote as per his/her conscience or take under the oath of God/Allah/Parameshwar /Guru Gobind and then vote in President Election then Meira Kumar will not get single vote including her own vote as her conscience would say YOU ARE NOT FIT for the post of President of India after seeing your work as the Speaker of Lok Sabha.
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        av
        Jun 25, 2017 at 11:54 pm
        My inner voice says- she is an incapable, self serving, opportunist.
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          Ashok
          Jun 25, 2017 at 11:11 pm
          Meera kumar should first listen to her inner conscience that she was made to contest because she is a DALIT and the Congress cannot vote against a DALIT .She should have refused to contest since there is no chance of her winning the presidential election
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            Citizen
            Jun 25, 2017 at 10:27 pm
            If people and elected guys listen to inner voice they should vote against corrupt party congi and their other alliance partners so that we have some clean rulers atleast after 60 years with some vision of nation and better future to the citizens with out appea t politics. You and the supporters are all gone case. Jaihind
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              Shyamal Ganguly
              Jun 25, 2017 at 10:25 pm
              Inner voice?? Meira Kumar married to a Brahmin, a fake Dalit - do you hear any inner voice or SLONIA GADDHI VOICE? Those who hear inner voice are mentally deranged and must get mental help.
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                RAVI K
                Jun 25, 2017 at 8:54 pm
                Ms Kumar never do this stupid mistake.With the support of MAHA THAK BANDHAN if you ask the members to vote using their concience you will be in a very bad situation.Thank God in presidential election there is no fear of loosing deposit or else you know what?
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                  anand
                  Jun 25, 2017 at 8:53 pm
                  We the people of AP will never forget not ever will forgive for the dubious role she played in the division of our state. She had colluded and allowed a minority government to survive.
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