With Video Of Her Speaker Days, Sushma Swaraj Targets Meira Kumar

With the declaration of Meira Kumar as the opposition candidate for President, pitting her against BJP candidate Ram Nath Kovind - open hostilities have started ahead of the July 17 Presidential elections. Sushma Swaraj - whom a section of the opposition had favoured for the country's top job - took a dig today at the Meira Kumar, who was the Lok Sabha Speaker from 2009 to 2014.

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