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Meira Kumar


Former Speaker Meira Kumar recalls discrimination her father faced: 'He was called chamar'

August 17, 2022 1:41 pm

In light of an incident in Rajasthan, where a Dalit boy was killed for allegedly drinking water from a pot meant for his upper caste teacher, former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has recalled how her father, a former deputy prime minister, faced discrimination.

Meira Kumar interview: 'Referendum is a big word…BJP will seek votes in Modi's name, not Nitish's'

October 15, 2020 8:46 am

Member of the Congress’s election management and coordination committee for Bihar and among the party’s star campaigners for the polls, former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar speaks to the Indian Express about the issues in these elections and the Congress’s strategy in the state.

Congress names Pranab Mukherjee's daughter, Meira Kumar's son national spokespersons

September 09, 2019 4:27 pm

Sharmishtha Mukherjee, the Delhi Mahila Congress chief, took to Twitter to thank Rahul Gandhi and Randip Surjewala for the appointment.

Sasaram: Meira Kumar eyes a win with new social combination

May 19, 2019 5:20 am

Meira Kumar has invoked the legacy of her father and former Deputy PM Jagjivan Ram in her bid to wrest the seat from Paswan. While her father represented the constituency eight times, Kumar won it twice.

In Bihar's Sasaram, Meira Kumar reworks social combination while Paswan relies on Modi

May 18, 2019 2:51 pm

This time, the fight for Sasaram is a two-sided one, unlike 2014 when the fight was a triangular one.

Nation not built by govt alone but by each citizen: President Kovind

July 26, 2017 10:41 am

In his first address inside the Central Hall of Parliament, Kovind said, “We need to sculpt a robust, high growth economy, an educated, ethical and shared community, and an egalitarian society, as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi and Deendayal Upadhyaya ji (the Jana Sangh leader)”.

Congress hopes President Ram Nath Kovind will be 'conscience keeper' of Constitution

July 20, 2017 10:34 pm

"The president is the conscience keeper of the Constitution of India," the Congress chief said conveying her best wishes to Kovind. Gandhi also reiterated the Congress party's commitment to work for upholding these cherished values and established conventions which are the "intrinsic cornerstone of our Constitution".

Ram Nath Kovind gets most votes from UP, least in Kerala

July 20, 2017 10:30 pm

The former Lok Sabha speaker drew a blank in once-a-Congress bastion Andhra Pradesh, while in Left-ruled Kerala Kovind got just one vote. In the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh, which has the highest value of votes, Kovind received 335 votes against Kumar's 65.

Ram Nath Kovind's vote share lowest since 1974: EC data

July 20, 2017 9:42 pm

Ram Nath Kovind polled 7,02,044 votes out of 10,90,300 in the Electoral College, while his rival Meira Kumar, the joint opposition candidate, secured 3,67,314 votes. However, the victory margin is the lowest since the 1974 presidential poll

President poll: Cross voting by Congress in Gujarat helps Ram Nath Kovind

July 20, 2017 8:42 pm

Cross-voting by Congress MLAs, reflected the disunity in the party which may imperil the chances of senior Congress leader and party president Sonia Gandhi's political advisor Ahmed Patel who is seeking another Rajya Sabha term from Gujarat election for which is scheduled.


Ram Nath Kovind elected as the 14th President of India, supporters celebrate victory across the country

July 20, 2017 8:30 pm

Ram Nath Kovind, NDA's presidential candidate won with over 7 lakh votes against Opposition candidate Meira Kumar.