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Cong slams Sushma Swaraj for attacking prez nominee Meira Kumar

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday slammed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for targetting Opposition Presidential nominee Meira Kumar, saying that the former should refrain from doing such things while holding a responsible position.

“Sushma Swaraj’s tweet gives an impression that Meira ji did not allow her to speak, but that is not the fact of the matter. She definitely told her to remain within the timeline as was scheduled in the Parliament and that is the job of the Speaker. I don’t think it is a major issue. I think this should not be read as something that would go against the Presidential candidate from the Opposition,” Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said.

Meira, who was Lok Sabha Speaker from 2009 to 2014, was nominated as Opposition Presidential candidate against National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

ANI