Meira Kumar, the opposition’s presidential candidate, will launch her campaign from the Sabarmati Ashram here today in the presence of Gujarat Congress leaders. Sabarmati Ashram was home to Mahatma Gandhi from 1917 to 1930.
Kumar, former Lok Sabha Speaker arrived here last evening. She is slated to visit the ashram Friday morning and will then meet the Congress MLAs at the party headquarters in the Paldi area, said Gujarat Congress spokesperson Himanshu Patel.
Meira Kumar, who will contest against BJP-led NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind in the July 17 presidential poll, said it was a “battle of ideologies” and not a “Dalit versus Dalit” fight.
“Attempts are being made by some to project the election as a Dalit versus Dalit fight. It was from Gujarat that the ideology of Gandhiji spread across the country and world. That is why I have come here to make the people realise that we fight for our ideologies,” she told reporters.
After meeting the Congress MLAs, Kumar will interact with the media in the afternoon, said Patel.
(With inputs from PTI)