UPA’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar in Mumbai today, will meet legislators, allies over dinner
The election for the highest office of the country will be held on July 17.mumbai Updated: Jul 17, 2017 11:57 IST
UPA candidate and former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar will come to Mumbai on Friday, as part of her preparations for presidential elections scheduled this month.
She will meet all legislators of the Congress and its allies who are or were in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in the city over dinner.
The election for the highest office of the country will be held on July 17. UPA-led by Congress has nominated Meira Kumar against Ram Nath Kovind, BJP-led NDA’s candidate for the polls.
The 72-year old politician and five-time Member of Parliament (MP) will meet MLAs and MLCs of UPA partners — NCP, Samajwadi Party and Peasants and Workers Party of India (PWP) – at Yashwantrao Chavan Auditorium, Nariman Point.
The Congress has also directed all its MLAs from Maharashtra and Goa to attend the meet.
“It will be a joint meeting of all legislators of the Congress and other allies. Meira Kumar will address them,” said a senior Congress leader.
“We have also asked all legislators and MPs to come. NCP chief Sharad Pawar will not be there as he was present at the time of filing nominations, but all the senior leaders from Maharashtra will remain present for the meet,” said a senior NCP leader.
Abu Asim Azmi, MLA and Samajwadi Party state president confirmed that he is attending the meet.