Congress president Sonia Gandhi today said the presidential election demands a “vote of conscience” as it represents a clash of ideas and conflict of disparate values.
She also described the electoral contest as the opposition’s fight against a“narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision” while addressing a gathering of opposition parties here where it’s presidential and vice presidential nominees, Meira Kumar and Gopal Krishna Gandhi respectively, were formally introduced.
“We must have confidence in the values we believe in.
“This election represents a clash of ideas, a conflict of disparate values. The election demands a vote of conscience to preserve the India that the Mahatma and the illustrious generation of freedom fighters, joined by thousands upon the numbers of ordinary men and women, fought for,” she said.