Sushma Swaraj Targets Meira Kumar Using Video, News Report

Meira Kumar was named the opposition's Presidential candidate on Thursday to take on NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

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Sushma Swaraj Targets Meira Kumar Using Video, News Report

Sushma Swaraj showed an April 2013 video of the Lok Sabha proceedings during the Budget Session.

New Delhi:  Ahead of the presidential election, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday targeted former Lok Sabha Speaker and the opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar using a 2013 video of the Lok Sabha proceedings and a newspaper report.

"This is how Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar treated the Leader of Opposition," Sushma Swaraj tweeted, along with an April 2013 video of the Lok Sabha proceedings during the Budget Session.

In the six-minute video, Sushma Swaraj is seen berating the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government, pointing to a number of alleged scams.

Four minutes into the video, then Speaker Meira Kumar is seen repeatedly saying "alright", "thank you", "okay", "I have to proceed", hinting then Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj to conclude her speech.

Ms Swaraj also attached a link of a news report of the Pioneer newspaper dated May 3, 2013, which said that Sushma Swaraj was "interrupted" by the Speaker for "at least 60 times during the next 120 seconds of Swaraj's speech".

At the end of the video, the BJP members led by Sushma Swaraj are seen walking out of the House.

Meira Kumar was named the opposition's Presidential candidate on Thursday to take on NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

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