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Opposition Presidential candidate Meira Kumar files nomination papers with Sonia Gandhi by her side

Before filing her nomination papers, Meira said it is upsetting to see casteism still eating away at India.? Photograph: (DNA)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 28, 2017, 08.04 AM (IST)

Opposition Presidential candidate Meira Kumar filed her nomination papers on Wednesday with Congress president Sonia Gandhi by her side. 

Also present were former prime minister Manmohan Singh and other senior Opposition leaders. 

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Before filing her nomination papers, ANI reported, Kumar said it is upsetting to see casteism still eating away at India. 

"It is very upsetting, unfortunate that a country like India, which wants to advance in every aspect, is using a mentality which is so narrow and dividing, that too also when we are fighting for presidentship," ANI reported her as saying. 

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter, saying Meira represents the values that bind the nation together. 

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"Against the ideology of divisiveness she represents the values that bind us as a nation&a ppl.Proud to have @meira_kumar ji as our candidate," he wrote

The Presidential elections are set to take place on July 17 and counting will take place on July 24. 

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