Kirori Lal Meena support Sangma for presidential polls

Tribal leader and Dausa MP Kirori Lal Meena has decided to garner support for the BJP-backed presidential nominee and former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma. The Dausa MP met Sangma on Wednesday morning for more than two hours and assured the latter that he will back his candidature for the top post. “Sangma has held various portfolios, including that of Lok Sabha Speaker and there are no corruption charges against him. I support him for the post of president,” said a release issued by Meena. Sources close to Meena informed that he has already started contacting tribal leaders in the state to vote for Sangma in the upcoming presidential elections. “He has been contacting several tribal MLAs, including a few Congress dissidents and independent MLAs in state to support the candidature of Sangma. We hope that many tribal MLAs will vote for Sangma, cutting across party lines,” said a close aide of Meena. Recently, his wife Golma Devi was dropped from the Ashok Gehlot cabinet. Meena is presently camping in New Delhi along with his supporters in an attempt to garner support for a tribal president.