Presidential poll: Meira Kumar to file nomination tomorrow


Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar will file her nominations tomorrow, the last date for filing of nominations, in the presence of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and a number of opposition leaders.

According to sources, Kumar will file a set of four nomination papers which will be proposed and seconded by leaders of a number of opposition parties.

She will file her papers at 11:30 AM in Parliament before the Lok Sabha Secretary General, the returning officer for the July 17 presidential election.

“Leaders of every opposition party will get an opportunity to propose or second the nomination of Meira Kumar, their joint candidate,” said a senior Congress leader.

Leaders of a number of opposition parties including CPI-M’s Sitaram Yechury and TMC’s Derek O’Brien and other leaders representing opposition parties like the DMK, SP, BSP, RJS and JMM, will also accompany her during her nomination filing.

The 75-year-old Kumar is the joint opposition candidate of 17 non-NDA parties against the ruling NDA’s nominee Ram Nath Kovind.

Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, will launch her campaign from June 30 from Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat, soon after the scrutiny of nominations on June 29.