Meira Kumar Congratulates Kovind On His Victory In Prez Poll:- Opposition candidate Meira Kumar congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, on being elected the 14th President of India.
She further added that her “battle” for ideology would continue. “I want to congratulate Kovindji on his election as the President of India. I extend my good wishes to him as it has fallen upon him to uphold the Constitution of India in this most challenging time,” Kumar told media.
I congratulate Sh. Ram Nath Kovindji for becoming the President of India. 1/2— Meira Kumar (@meira_kumar) July 20, 2017
My best wishes are with Sh. Kovindji as it has fallen upon him to uphold the Constitution in letter & spirit in these challenging times. 2/2— Meira Kumar (@meira_kumar) July 20, 2017
“I want to make it very clear that today on July 20, 2017, my battle for ideology does not end. It will continue because the ideology, the value system, the principles that I am fighting for are held sacred by most of the people of my country who find strength in it,” she said.
My fight for secularism, the oppressed & the marginalised continues.I thank all my well wishers for their support & good wishes.— Meira Kumar (@meira_kumar) July 20, 2017
The former Lok Sabha Speaker said the values for which she is battling are “social justice, inclusiveness, secularism, transparency, freedom of expression, freedom of the press and total destruction of the caste system”.
“I will continue to fight for these values with all the strength at my command.”
Meira also thanked Congress President Sonia Gandhi, opposition leaders and countrymen for their support.
“I want to thank all those honourable members of the collegium who voted for me. I want to thank Sonia Gandhi and all the leaders of those opposition political parties who unanimously made me the candidate in this election. I want to thank my countrymen and women who have extended good wishes to me and have supported me,” she added.
I want to thank all the members of the collegium, Smt Sonia Gandhiji & leaders of all the political parties who have supported me. 1/2— Meira Kumar (@meira_kumar) July 20, 2017