New Delhi, July 17: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday, speaking at opposition party meeting ahead of presidential polls said the post of President and Vice-President “are under siege” today.
Gandhi stated the President and Vice-President are the constitutional heads of state, They are entrusted to discharge duties of offices in a manner that preserves, protects, defends both Constitution and the law. Both of these are, sadly, under siege today.
Both of these are, sadly, under siege today: Congress President Sonia Gandhi at opposition parties' meet
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Congress President also asserted numbers may be against us in this contest, but battle must be fought hard, adding we can’t and must not let India be hostage to those who wish to impose upon it narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision.
Talking about opposition pick for Presidential and Vice Presidential elections, Gandhi said “Together, Meiraji, Gopalkrishnaji will give us best possible President and Vice-President to steer society through crisis that has beset our country.”