Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar has been chosen as the presidential candidate by the Opposition for 2017 elections against NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind. Her candidature was announced at a press conference in Delhi.
Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “Opposition parties have unanimously proposed the name of Meira Kumar for the upcoming Rashtrapathi Election…” Calling her a “crusader for social justice.”
The opposition believes that they couldn’t have picked any better candidate then her.
As the news of her candidature was announced, Twitter reacted in the most witty and humorous way.
Read some best of the tweets here:
Kids like – IPL
Men like – IND Vs PAK
Legend like – KOVIND Vs MEIRA KUMAR
— Avinash Singh (@avicing07) June 22, 2017
#MeiraKumar to be Opposition's Presidential candidate.
Entire Republic Day Parade will stop if she says "Baith Jaiye".
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) June 22, 2017
Nice. #MeiraKumar ji Pres candidate.She already has what Pratibha Patil ji strived to achieve during her presidency..Foreign Tour experience
— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) June 22, 2017
— Chaloo Pandey (@chaloo_pandey) June 22, 2017
#MeiraKumar's name for Presidential election is like Bahubali to be released on Eid. No matter how good you are, you'll lose to bhai.
— IMRAN KHAN (@imranmkkhan) June 22, 2017
CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury said, “Between the other four names we considered — Meira Kumar, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Bhalchandra Mungekar and Prakash Ambedkar — the point was we chose a name on which everyone agreed. It was an unanimous choice of all the Opposition parties and we have appealed to others in the opposition to support her.”
Meira too belongs to Dalit family and she is also from Bihar. We must say the the candidature selection was very mindful.
The elections will be held on July 17 as our current president Pranab Mukerjee will resign the office on July 24.