Who is Meira Kumar, opposition’s candidate for next President of India
Meira Kumar has been selected by the opposition to fight the elections for the next President of India. The daughter of Babu Jagjivan Ram, she was elected unopposed as the first woman speaker of the Lok Sabha. She served in the post between 2009 and 2014. A five time MP, she has also served as a cabinet minister in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in the Manmohan Singh led UPA government between 2004 and 2009.