After being named as UPA’s candidate for Presidential poll, Meira Kumar on Thursday expressed her gratitude to all 17 opposition parties who selected her as their candidate.
Kumar said she is delighted by the decision. She further added, saying that this unity represents coming together of forces which have strong ideological base, and now she is going to contest election as their representative.
On Wednesday, Meira Kumar had met with Congress president Sonia Gandhi at latter’s residence and it was speculated that she had emerged as the frontrunner of the UPA.
Meira Kumar has been member of Parliament five times and she was the first woman Speaker of Lok Sabha.