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Nitish Kumar's JD-U to support Opposition in vice-presidential elections

Nitish Kumar's JD-U to support Opposition in vice-presidential elections Nitish Kumar's JD-U to support Opposition in vice-presidential elections
Johnnie Parks | 06 July, 2017, 16:08

The Congress leader has been supported by 16 other Opposition parties.

Another MLA among the 9 MLAs said that, he was not sure if he would participate in the President elections and vote for anyone, nut if his party asked him to vote for Meira Kumar, he would surely do that.

"A total of 17 parties have made a decision to elect me as their candidate for the presidential polls. They believe that I should be at the centre of the ideological war", Meira Kumar told media persons. "It is a tough fight to keep the country intact, to keep the respect of the Constitution and to keep the respect for all communities", Kumar said.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's scathing remarks about his ally, the Congress, at a government event on Monday grabbed headlines given that the previous week had seen much speculation about trouble in Bihar's ruling alliance. Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress suggested the Chief Minister has flexible principles; he retaliated that the opposition is in "a mess" because its anchor, the Congress, is slow-footed.

The former governor of Bihar is expected garner maximum support from the region especially after BJP have manages to strengthen its foothold in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland while Kumar is likely to get the support in the two Congress-ruled states - Meghalaya and Mizoram. Later in the evening, she attended a meeting here.On another question whether there is a possibility of poaching of members from the constituent opposition parties, she said AICC president Sonia Gandhi is playing the leading role in meeting opposition parties.

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The issues the Opposition led by the Congress has zeroed in and to be raised in Parliament are farmer suicides, the state of economy following demonetisation and rollout of the Goods and Services Tax, the communal tension across India, and the recent lynching of Muslims allegedly by Gau Rakshaks.

When contacted, NPP legislator James Pangsang Kongkal Sangma on Wednesday said that neither the party MLAs nor the party MP from Tura, Conrad K Sangma will attend the address of the former Lok Sabha Speaker.

Nitish may also meet Congress vice-president Rahul separately.

The reports said that Rahul Gandhi, during his meeting with Choudhary, hinted that action would be taken against leaders issuing statements against Nitish Kumar.

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