Opposition Presidential candidate Meira Kumar recorded her nomination papers for the July 27 decision for the nation's top office. Her bid is sponsored by various gatherings including Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD), Trinamool Congresss, Samajwadi Party( SP) and BSP. Kumar is a five-time MP and has filled in as the Lok Sabha Speaker and also an IFS officer.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, senior party pioneers, Various CMs, Amarinder Singh, Virbhadra Singh and Siddaramaiah were available as Kumar presented her nomination papers.
She confronts the NDA presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind who was before the Governor of Bihar. Kovind's name was reported by BJP President Amit Shah a week ago and is upheld by every one of the gatherings in the NDA alongside non-NDA constituents like BJD, TDP and TRS and AIADMK. Both Kumar and Kovind, hailing from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh separately, has a place with the Dalit people group.
In the event that the prominence of the two pioneers is analyzed, Kovind, a little-known face in national political, misses out to Kumar who is a five-time Lok Sabha MP and the primary lady to wind up noticeably the Lok Sabha Speaker. Kumar additionally has political inheritance on her side, as her father Babu Jagjivan Ram was a deputy prime minister and a prominent Dalit rights activist.
Kumar has additionally been the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment from 2004 to 2009. In 2009, she likewise had a stretch as an individual from the bureau as Union Minister for Water Resources, following which she went ahead to wind up plainly the Speaker of Lok Sabha. She filled in as the Lok Sabha Speaker from 2009 to 2014.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would spring an astonishment in naming the BJP's Presidential competitor Ram Nath Kovind. It is additionally notable, following three years of his style of administration, that he rested his confidence in out-of-the-container choices and arrangements. At this point, after noteworthy 2014 Lok Sabha and later UP Assembly appointive triumphs, clearly group Modi is urgently looking past the Sangh Parivar's customary purported 'upper cast bolster base which in a few measures it has possessed the capacity to accomplish.
The elections for the next President of India is to be hung on 17 July as President Pranab Mukherjee will demit the workplace on 24 July.