Not a scapegoat, says Meira Kumar

In Karnataka to woo supporters for the presidential polls which will be hold on July 17, UPA’s candidate Meria Kumar on Saturday said she was not going to end up a “scapegoat” in the upcoming elections as she was fighting for an ideology. Kumar on Saturday met Congress legislators in Bengaluru and Janata Dal (Secualar) president H D Deve Gowda to seek support.

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Earlier, Dalit leader and minister in the NDA government Ramdas Athawale said that Congress is using Meira Kumar as a scapegoat in the presidential elections. Reacting to this remark Kumar said, “Anybody fighting for an ideology and appealing to the voice of conscience cannot be a scapegoat. I am a fighter and I will fight. I am sure many will join me in this fight. People tell me that I do not have the numbers. If I do not have the numbers, why don’t you round up the figures and declare the results? Why hold elections?”

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She said as the contest is between Kumar and Kovind, people are discussing about their caste and not about other aspect. Further adding to this she said, “I am carrying forward the values and principles that are sacred to most of my countrymen and women. Someone has to take them up.”