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09-Jul-2017 Chandigarh

Meira Kumar canvasses votes of Punjab, Haryana MLAs

United Progressive Alliance's presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Sunday canvassed votes of Punjab and Haryana legislators for the July 17 election and said her fight is ideological."My fight is for ideology. I appeal to all MLAs and MPs to cast their votes...

09-Jul-2017 Srinagar

Meira Kumar visits Srinagar, again calls for conscience vote

United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) presidential candidate Meira Kumar here on Sunday said the ideologies and principles India believes in are in danger and once again urged for conscience votes in the July 17 poll for the country's top post.The former Lok...

08-Jul-2017 Patna (Bihar)

My fight is for ideology : Meira Kumar

Congress-led opposition Presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Saturday said her fight is for ideology and she strongly believes in the age-old Indian tradition of respecting one's own religion and other religions with the same zeal."Yeh vichardhara ki ladai hai, mere...

06-Jul-2017 Patna

Meira Kumar arrives in Patna to campaign, Nitish leaves

Hours before the Congress-led opposition's Presidential nominee Meira Kumar arrived here on Thursday on a three-day visit to seek support for her candidature, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar suddenly left for Rajgir.Meira Kumar was welcomed by state Congress President...

05-Jul-2017 Guwahati

Meira Kumar meets NE politicians, says got assurance from all

Stressing that presidential election is fought on ideologies, opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday said she is hopeful of support from the legislators of the northeastern states, irrespective of their party lines.Earlier in the day, the...

05-Jul-2017 Shillong

Meira Kumar stirs controversy over support in Meghalaya

The Congress-led opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Wednesday stirred a controversy claiming that Meghalaya's opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) would be voting in her favour in the July 17 elections.But UDP chief Donkupar Roy, who is...

04-Jul-2017 Kolkata

Meira Kumar seeks support from TMC, Left, Congress

The Congress-led opposition's Presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday sought support from the legislators and members of Parliament of West Bengal's Trinamool Congress, Left and Congress parties."I have been given assurance that you are supporting...

03-Jul-2017 Hyderabad

Meira Kumar writes to members of electoral college, seeks support

Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar has written letters to all members of the electoral college, seeking their support in the July 17 election.She visited Hyderabad on Monday as part of her campaign. After garlanding the statue of her father Babu Jagjivan...

02-Jul-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

We must fight for the most suppressed : Meira Kumar

The opposition nominee for the President's post, Meira Kumar, on Sunday said the presidential election was a fight for ideologies and "we must fight for the most suppressed".The former Lok Sabha Speaker, who arrived here to campaign for the July 17 poll,...

01-Jul-2017 Bengaluru

Presidential election: Meira Kumar campaigns in Bengaluru

Opposition candidate in presidential election Meira Kumar on Saturday appealed to Karnataka legislators to vote for her in the July 17 President's poll."As I am contesting for ideology and not power or prestige, it is important that you vote by your conscience...

30-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Why only Dalit vs Dalit being discussed : Meira Kumar

Observing that India is at a crucial juncture today with prevalence of religious intolerance and narrow-mindedness, UPA's Presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Friday wondered why there is talk of only Dalit versus Dalit in the upcoming presidential election.She...

28-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Meira Kumar files nomination, asks electors to listen to conscience

Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination for the July 17 Presidential election, which she termed "a fight of ideology for democratic principles" and said she has appealed to members of the Electoral College to "listen to their conscience"...

28-Jun-2017 New Delhi

My ideology has an edge over ideology of NDA nominee : Meira Kumar

The opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday said her ideology of inclusiveness and democratic values has an edge over the ideology represented by NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind."It is not a personal fight. I have respect for my illustrious...

28-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Meira Kumar files nomination for Presidential poll

Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination for the July 17 Presidential election.Opposition leaders, including from the Congress and Left, along with Meira Kumar assembled at Parliament's Gate Number 1 and later left for the Lok Sabha Secretary...

27-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Why should caste be an issue in presidential poll: Meira Kumar

Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday wondered why caste should be an issue in the Presidential election, and lamented that for the first time caste was being made an issue in the election to the country's highest office.A day before she files her nomination...

27-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Why should caste be an issue in Presidential election : Meira Kumar

Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday said there should not be "one upmanship of caste" for the post of President and stressed that the July 17 election will be fought on the basis of ideology and not caste.Kumar lamented that for the first time caste was...

25-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Meira Kumar urges conscience voting by electoral college

Meira Kumar, the opposition's presidential candidate, on Sunday appealed to members of the electoral college to "heed the inner voice of conscience" while casting their vote in the July 17 election as the President's office "cannot function to serve narrow...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Meira Kumar -- soft-spoken leader dedicated to social justice

Named on Thursday as the nominee of the major opposition parties for the July 17 presidential election, Meira Kumar is a senior Congress and Dalit leader with long and varied political experience and a strong proponent of social justice and social equity.Soft-Spoken,...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Opposition picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit presidential battle

With 17 opposition parties on Thursday picking former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country's top constitutional post.Congress President Sonia Gandhi, earlier in the...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Opposition parties to meet Thursday, Meira Kumar could be candidate

Unfazed by JD-U's decision to back NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, major opposition parties will meet here on Thursday amid indications that former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar could be their nominee for the presidential election.Meira Kumar met...

06-May-2017 Kolkata

Meira Kumar questions Modi on simultaneous elections

Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suggestion on conducting simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar on Saturday wondered how this could happen."How can this be possible? Because you need so much...

18-Mar-2015

First copy of Meira Kumar's book for president

The first copy of "Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy - Speaker's Perspective", a book written by former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, will be presented to President Pranab Mukherjee, an official statement said on Wednesday.The book published by the Lok Sabha...

16-May-2014 Patna

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar loses

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar lost from the Sasaram Lok sabha constituency in Bihar by around 61,000 votes.The Congress candidate was defeated by Bharatiya Janata Party's Chedi Paswan, a former minister who resigned from the Janata Dal-United and joined...

19-Mar-2014 Patna

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar files nomination papers

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday filed her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls from Sasaram constituency in Bihar, officials said."I am confident and sure that people will support and vote for me. I will again win from here," she said.A former...

13-Feb-2014 New Delhi(IANS)

MPs meet speaker, say Telangana bill not introduced

A group of Lok Sabha MPs Thursday met Speaker Meira Kumar and said they did not agree that the Telangana bill was introduced in the house.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samajwadi Party, Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Communist Party of India (CPI) and Trinamool...

13-Feb-2014 New Delhi(IANS)

17 Lok Sabha members suspended after turmoil

Seventeen Lok Sabha MPs were Thursday suspended for five days for taking part in protests that turned violent when the Telangana bill was introduced in parliament.One of the MPs told the media that Speaker Meira Kumar took the action following unprecedented disturbances...

13-Feb-2014 New Delhi(IANS)

Parliament incident a blot on democracy: Meira Kumar

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Thursday said the incident in which Andhra Pradesh parliamentarian, who has been expelled from the Congress, Thursday used pepper spray inside the house is a shame."Our parliamentary democracy is admired throughout the world....

12-Feb-2014 Patna(IANS)

Meira Kumar may battle two ex-IAS officers

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, a former IFS officer, may face two retired IAS officers in the Lok Sabha polls at Sasaram in Bihar.Both the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are keen to pit former bureaucrats against her.The BJP...

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