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The Presidential polls are just around the corner, the ruling party and the Opposition party both have fielded up their candidates — Ramnath Kovind for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Meira Kumar for Opposition.

NewsX recently caught up in a candid conversation with Opposition’s candidate, Meira Kumar and got her views on the stories surrounding her.

Meira Kumar on facing discrimination as a Dalit and on the charge of being elite and a dynast: It is easy for people to target those Dalits who’ve achieved something. This is their way of demoralising the community. They don’t realise how generations of us have suffered. My father faced discrimination even when he was minister. Once they didn’t let him inaugurate a statue and later they washed that statue with Ganga jal.

Meira Kumar on the controversy over her father’s memorial: The allegations are all baseless, only meant to malign me. It was the govt of the day that gave land to a govt body. It has nothing to do with me. The allegations that I owe the govt money are all false. It was all settled. This has been racked up just before the elections to malign me.

Meira Kumar on the Sushma Swaraj video against her: She’s my friend. We have cordial relations. There’s no problem between us.

Meira Kumar’s appeal to the Electoral College: Listen to the voice of your conscience. Please consider the principles we are fighting for. We need to do certain things in the larger interest of the country.

Meira Kumar’s appeal to the Electoral College: Listen to the voice of your conscience. Please consider the principles we are fighting for. We need to do certain things in the larger interest of the country.

Meira Kumar to a NewsX– Not everything in life is about arithmetic. There are some things worth fighting for.

First Published | 15 July 2017 3:34 PM
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