"Earlier also, the members had exercised their conscience during the presidential contest between Neelam Sanjiva Reddy and V V Giri", she told the Congress lawmakers. We have MP, seven MLAs from Telangana and two MLAs from Maharashtra. MIM has distanced with Congress during the last elections and at the same time could not support BJP's Candidate, Ram Nath Kovind who has RSS backing.
"I respect Meira Kumar ji but will not vote for her as she has been backed by the Congress which continues to shield perpetrators of anti-Sikh riots", Phoolka said. They interacted with the Assembly secretary Raja Sadaram to know about the arrangements being made for the presidential elections to be held on Monday. Former Rajya Sabha member V. Hanumanth Rao expressed doubt that the MIM might be trying to please the ruling TRS by snubbing Meira Kumar.More news: Voting underway to elect new India president
The Congress and NCP in their meeting also said that like minded parties such as CPM, Samajwadi Party, Peasants and Workers Party and MIM will vote for the UPA nominee Meira Kumar.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh assured Kumar that the Himachal Congress Legislature Party (CLP) would stand behind her as she was the "most deserving candidate" for the post of president.