Tejashwi launches veiled attack on Nitish, Rahul

Tejashwi launches veiled attack on Nitish, Rahul

Tejashwi launches veiled attack on Nitish, Rahul

He said it was only after Kovind's name came up as the NDA nominee that the opposition forwarded Meira Kumar's name.

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad yesterday said Meira and her father both did a lot for Bihar and so, every state party should not think about anybody except her.

New Delhi, Jun 25 Making an emotional appeal to MPs and MLAs, Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar today urged them to cast their votes with their "inner conscience".

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"JD (U) should support her as she is the daughter of Bihar".

Even a layman here is aware that BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who made well-documented allegations against Lalu and his family of amassing huge wealth and benami property, was being "fed" by the ones close to the Bihar chief minister. He has also said that as Bihar Governor, Ram Nath Kovind was exemplary in his non-partisanship. Though a positive gesture in support of Ms Swaraj, the BJP leadership grew uncomfortable over the remarks and hence, Ms Sushma Swaraj has to take the cudgils against Meira Kumar.

Spokesperson Sanjay Singh said "We are shocked by this latest statement and it's unfortunate". Though initial rumours hinted at Sushma Swaraj as the possible candidate, BJP leadership wanted to neuter opposition move by naming a Dalit and more acceptable leader Kovind who is now Bihar Governor.

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Kumar said, she was fortunate to have been associated, in various ways, with two monumental struggles of India - the struggle to free India from the colonial rule and the fight against the tyranny of caste system - that, she said, still plagues the Indian culture and polity.

Ever since the JD (U) strongman chose to back former Bihar governor and NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind instead of Opposition candidate Meira Kumar, the war of words between the two major alliance partners - RJD and JD (U) - has got murkier.

Earlier on Friday, NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination.

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Union minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday launched a veiled attack on Meira Kumar, the Opposition's presidential candidate, by posting a video of a 2013 Lok Sabha speech in which the former Speaker was seen repeatedly interrupting the then leader of the opposition.

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