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Never mind who wins Prez poll, Mayawati happy next President will be Dalit

Irrespective of who wins the election, Mayawati said called it a happy moment for Dalits

IANS  |  New Delhi 

BSP supremo Mayawati
File photo of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP ) supremo Mayawati addressing supporters on the occasion of 126th birth
anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar at Ambedkar Memorial in Lucknow (Photo: PTI)

chief on Monday expressed happiness that a Dalit would become the next President of India, irrespective of who wins the

After casting her vote, she said: "Whenever elections happen, one wins while the other loses. However, I am happy whatever be the result, a Scheduled Caste person is going to become the President. It is a happy moment for our movement and our party."

The contest is between Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee and candidate of several major opposition parties Meira Kumar, former Lok Sabha Speaker. Both come from Dalit background.


First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 14:32 IST