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Presidential Polls: Meira Kumar asks Tamil Nadu lawmakers to listen to inner voice

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On Sunday, opposition’s Presidential candidate Meira Kumar asked all lawmakers (MLAs and MP) from Tamil Nadu to listen to their “inner voice” while they cast their vote in the presidential election.

As per reports, Kumar said that she wanted their support in “this ideological battle”, referring to the upcoming Presidential Polls.
“I am fighting an ideological battle,” she said after meeting Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly of the DMK, Congress, IUML and the Left parties.

She said the collegium members should only listen to “their inner voice and conscience” and act.

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Working President MK Stalin and his party’s legislators; MPs TK Rangarajan of CPI (M) and D Raja of CPI; Congress MLAs and leaders participated in the meeting with Ms Kumar. 89 MLAs of the DMK party along with Congress’s 8 and Indian Union Muslim League’s one MLA, Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK (Amma) ally M Thamimun Ansari has pledged support to Ms Kumar. The DMK has four Rajya Sabha MPs; CPI and CPI (M) have one MP each from Tamil Nadu in the Rajya Sabha.

Kumar further added that she was honoured by the trust the 17 parties led by the Congress have shown in her. “This opposition unity is inspired by the value system which we all hold so dear,” saying that has dedicated her life to the cause of the poor and the “suppressed” sections of society.

“This is my agenda. Wherever I go and whatever position I hold, this will always be my agenda,” she said. She said Tamil Nadu is a state that has fought for ideals such as social justice and credited DMK chief M Karunanidhi for upholding such “great values”. “That is the binding factor that we have between the DMK and the Congress,” Kumar said.