Country's secular fabric in danger, says Meira Kumar
Opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Wednesday said the country's secular fabric is in "danger", asserting that those in power should promote communal harmony and not "disrupt" it. Kumar also said there is a definite move in the country to communalise people in the name of what one should eat, what one should see and how one should live.
The former Lok Sabha Speaker said she is contesting the presidential elections to fight against an ideology that has threatened and put the secular fabric of the country in danger. "The need (to contest the presidential poll) has arisen because the atmosphere in the country has begun to threaten the secular fabric of the country," Kumar said while addressing the MLAs of the state.
Seeking the support of the legislators, she said her fight was against an ideology that "has challenged and is exceedingly putting in danger the communal harmony, social justice, inclusiveness, transparency and all that we have been standing for and held dear."
"This is the chance we have to make history and act in the best interest of our country for its progress and modernity and also for our next generation," she added.