Presidential polls is a fight against ‘narrow-minded communal vision’: Sonia Gandhi at Opposition meet
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Presidential polls is a fight against ‘narrow-minded communal vision’: Sonia Gandhi at Opposition meet

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Presidential elections 2017: Congress President Sonia Gandhi said Meira Kumar and Gopalkrishna Gandhi will give the best possible President and Vice-President to “steer society through crisis that has beset our country.

On the eve of the Presidential elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday made a passionate appeal to the Opposition parties to fight harder in the forthcoming polls despite the numbers being stacked against them. “In these contests, numbers may be against us. But battle must be fought and fought hard,” the Congress President was quoted as saying by ANI. She was addressing a meeting of Opposition parties.

Making a veiled attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Gandhi called upon the opposition parties to fight against “divisive and communal vision”. “We can’t and must not let India be hostage to those who wish to impose upon it narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision,” Gandhi said.

The Congress chief also stated the constitutional posts of the President and Vice-President have come under a siege at present. “The President and Vice-President are the constitutional heads of state. Both of these are, sadly, under siege today,” she said, adding that both are entrusted to discharge duties of offices in a manner that preserves, protects, defends both Constitution and the law.

Gandhi also believes that Meira Kumar and Gopalkrishna Gandhi will give...

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