Congress leaders vow support to Meira Kumar

Kumar, Gandhi to hold session with non-NDA parties

The opposition's presidential nominee, Meira Kumar, today met the Congress MPs and MLAs from Himachal Pradesh and urged them to use their "conscience" while voting in the July 17 election to the country's top constitutional post. The electorate, comprising elected Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members and members of state assemblies, is tilted in favour of the NDA, but the opposition is working to seek support of some regional parties in favour of its candidate.

Bhubaneswar: State Congress leaders on Sunday held a meeting at the residence of Leader of the Opposition Narasingha Mishra here and discussed about the presidential election scheduled for Monday. MIM has 10 votes.This includes that of Hyderabad parliamentarian and party president, Asaduddin Owaisi.

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AIMIM has seven MLAs in Telangana and two MLAs in Maharashtra. An MIM legislator, who preferred anonymity, told this newspaper that the party had supported neither A.P.J.

"The rumours that NCP MPs and MLAs are voting for the NDA presidential candidate are false". This also reflects the failure on the part of the Congress leadership in reaching out to the MIM. "All will vote for Meira Kumar", said a senior MIM leader speaking to Express here on Saturday evening. TRS president and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is keen on ensuring Kovind's resounding victory from Telangana. "The person should be the right guardian of the Constitution and its values, and Meira Kumar is the right person", Surjewala told ANI.

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