Presidential election 2017: Former LS Speaker Meira Kumar to file her nomination on 27 June

New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who is the candidate of major opposition parties in the 17 July presidential election, will file her nomination on 27 June, Congress sources said on Thursday.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi announced the name of the senior party leader at a meeting of 17 parties, including the Left, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), DMK and the National Conference.

With the announcement of Meira Kumar’s candidature against National Democratic Alliance’s Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country’s top constitutional post.

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