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Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and grand alliance leaders pay tribute to the train accident victims during 'Jan Akanksha Rally', at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.

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RJD Chief Lalu Prasad with Congress party leader Meira Kumar being garland by party workers during 130th birth anniversary of "Bihar Kesari" Shri Krishna Singh in Patna.

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Former Speaker Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar greets Vice President M. Hamid Ansari in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind greeting the dignitaries after taking oath at a special ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with presidential candidate Meira Kumar and vice-presidential candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi after the UPA meeting in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with presidential candidate Meira Kumar and vice-presidential candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi after the UPA meeting in New Delhi.

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UPAs presidential candidate Meira Kumar meets with BSP supremo Mayawati at her residence, in Lucknow.

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UPAs presidential candidate Meira Kumar meets with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav at the party office, in Lucknow.

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UPA Presidential candidate Meira Kumar addressing a press conference at Congress party office, in Lucknow. Congress leaders Raj Babbar and Pramod Tiwari are also seen.

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UPA's presidential candidate Meira Kumar being welcomed by Congress party workers on her arrival at PCC headquarters, in Bhopal.

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UPA's presidential candidate Meira Kumar addressing the media person at PCC office in Jaipur as part of her presidential poll campaign.

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UPA's presidential candidate Meira Kumar meets with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and other Congress legislators in Shimla as part of her campaign for presidential poll.

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West Bengal Pradesh Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury felicitates UPA's Presidential Candidate Meira Kumar at West Bengal Legislative Assembly in Kolkata, during her campaign for upcoming Presidential Poll.

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UPA's presidential candidate Meira Kumar holds a sword presented to her by TPCC leaders at a meeting as a part of her campaign for the presidential poll, at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad.

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UPA presidential candidate and former speaker Meira Kumar being greeted by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy during her visit for the campaigning of President Election in Thiruvananthapuram.

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UPA President candidate Meira Kumar being welcomed by DMK working president MK Stalin and his sister Kanimozhi MP during her visit for the campaigning of President Election, in Chennai.

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Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar tries her hand on a spinning wheel during her visit to Gandhi Ashram, in Ahmedabad.

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Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar during filing her nomination papers, in the presence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar filing her nomination papers in the presence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Meira Kumar, Congress-led Opposition nominee for presidential election with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury and other leaders from Opposition parties, at Parliament before filing her nominations, in New Delhi.

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Meira Kumar, Congress-led Opposition nominee for presidential election with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury and other leaders from Opposition parties, at Parliament before filing her nominations, in New Delhi.

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Meira Kumar, the Congress-led Opposition nominee for presidential election with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury and other leaders from Opposition parties, at Parliament before filing her nominations, in New Delhi.

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Meira Kumar, the Congress-led Opposition nominee for presidential election with husband Manjul Kumar, at Parliament before filing her nominations, in New Delhi.

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Presidential candidate Meira Kumar with husband Manjul Kumar, pays homage at the Rajghat, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, before filing her nominations, in New Delhi.

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Presidential Candidate Meira Kumar greets the media as she arrives for the press conference in New Delhi.

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Former Lok sabha speaker and Opposition's Presidential Candidate Meira Kumar during a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Former Lok sabha speaker and Opposition's Presidential Candidate Meira Kumar with Randeep Surjewala during a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Former Lok sabha speaker and Opposition's Presidential Candidate Meira Kumar gestures during a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar interacts with the family members of two sisters who were gang raped and hanged from a tree at Katra Shahadatganj village, in Badaun district, UP.

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Manmohan Singh, Meira Kumar, LK Advani and Sushilkumar Shinde after paying tributes to Pandit Motilal Nehru on his birth anniversary at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh , Lok Sabha Speakar Meira Kumar and other dignitaries at a function to pay tributes to Bhimrao Ambedkar on his birth anniversary at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Meira Kumar during an election campaign at Sasaram Constituency in Mohania, Bihar.

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Manmohan Singh paying tributes to Babu Jagjivan Ram on his birth anniversary in Parliament house in New Delhi. Lok Sabha Speakar Meira Kumar is also seen.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar greets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar leaves after she felt sick due to the pepper gas sprayed by suspended Congress MP L Rajagopal during introduction of Telangana Bill in the Lok Sabha, in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar with Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva (R) release book 'GLIMPSES' during the 68th foundation day of Rajasthan University in Jaipur.

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Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar addresses a seminar on "The World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality" in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Legislative Assembly Speaker Biman Bandopadhyay presents a shawl Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar during closing ceremony of Platinum Jubilee celebration of State Assembly in Kolkata.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar before casting her vote for Delhi Assembly elections at a polling station in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar presides over an all-party meeting ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (L) during the inauguration of a painting exhibition of her daughter Devangana Kumar (unseen) at ICCR in Kolkata.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar after paying homage to Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 124th birth anniversary at Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi.

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From left center, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vice President Hamid Ansari, President Pranab Mukherjee, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar and party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi release balloons at former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's 124th birth anniversary at Shantivan, in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde with Senior BJP leader L K Advani, paying tributes to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his birth anniversary in the Central Hall of Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Speaker of Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar presents a memento to former minister and MLA Pandit Sukh Ram at Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in Shimla.

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Speaker Meira Kumar speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar chairs an all-party meeting at Parliament in New Delhi ahead of the monsoon session.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar offering prayers at the temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi, the consort of Lord Sri Venkateswara, in Tirupati.

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TV Grab: Speaker Meira Kumar, Leader of Opposition in the House Sushma Swaraj and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the Lok Sabha at the Parliament in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar honours veteran photographer Pranlal Patel with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2nd National Photo Awards 2011-12 function in New Delhi.

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From right, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh walk towards the Central Hall at Parliament House for Presidents maiden speech on first day of Budget Session, in New Delhi.

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Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar takes a holy dip in the Ganges during the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad.

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, poses for photo along with parliamentary delegation leader Meira Kumar, left, during their meeting at parliament building in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, meets with Indian parliamentary delegation leader Meira Kumar, right, at the parliament building in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar arrives to meet tribals who participated in the Republic Day Parade-2013 at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Speaker of Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar looks on as Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak presents a memento to Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh during a conference on 'Sociology of Sanitation' in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar paying tributes to ]the 23-yr-old Delhi Braveheart during a Sarva Dharm Prarthana Sabha, organized by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, in New Delhi on Monday.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj after paying tributes to the martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack on its 11th anniversary, at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Speaker Meira Kumar and Finance Minister P Chidambaram listen to BJP leader Yashwant Sinha in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Pakistan's Senate Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari with MPs from India and Pakistan at Parliament House in New Delhi. The Pakistan delegation is on a visit to India.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde during a function to pay tributes to Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 57th Mahaparinirvan Diwas at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi reacts as she listens to Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj during the debate on FDI in retail in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. Speaker Meira Kumar is also seen.

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Speaker of lower house parliament Meira Kumar, center right, and Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi pose for photographers as the latter arrives at the Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Myanmar's opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi signs a visitor's book at the Parliament House in New Delhi. Suu Kyi, who arrived for a five-day visit, met with prime minister and foreign secretary as part of a trip to establish closer ties between the countries.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar greeting President Pranab Mukherjee on Diwali at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, and other dignitaries pose after paying a floral tributes to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his Birth Anniversary in the Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi.

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Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari (C) with Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar (R) with Fahmida Mirza, Pakistan's speaker of National Assembly at the Sixth Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians in Islamabad on Sunnday.

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Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar at the Sixth Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians in Islamabad.

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President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and President of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) Abdelwahad Radi walk in a ceremonial procession at Parliament House before the Seventh Meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament on Gender Sensitive Parliaments, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speakar Meira Kumar, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, senior BJP leader LK Advani and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi during a function on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 143rd birth anniversary at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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BJP leader Uma Bharti presents Ganga Jal to Lok Sabha Speakar Meira Kumar at a meeting in New Delhi.

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A combo image shows Vice President Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar pacifying the members in both the Houses of Parliament in New Delhi.

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Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde speaks as Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj listen to him during the discussion on North-East issue in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. To check spread of rumours which has led to exodus of north eastern people from certain states, government banned from today bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days across the country.

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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi with Prime Minister's wife Gursharan Kaur, Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar during the 66th Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Speaker Meira Kumar listen to BJP senior leader LK Advani in the Lok Sabha on the first day of Parliament's monsoon session in New Delhi. Advani dubbed as "illegitimate" the 2009 election, a remark which he later retracted.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar in the House on the first day of Parliament's monsoon session in New Delhi. The issue of Assam violence created turmoil in the Lok Sabha on the first day of the monsoon session with several opposition members storming the Well. Despite Speaker Meira Kumar admitting an adjournment motion by BJP on the issue, members including those of BJP, Shiv Sena, Bodoland People's Front and All India United Democratic Front trooped into the Well condemning the violence.

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President Pranab Mukherjee and his predecessor Pratibha Patil exchange their chairs after the former took oath as 13th President of India at a special ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi. Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar are also seen in the picture.

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President Pranab Mukherjee gestures after taking oath as 13th President of India as his predecessor Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar applaud at a special ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi.

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Outgoing President Pratibha Patil receives a memento from Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as Vice President Hamid Ansari looks on during the farewell ceremony at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Outgoing President Pratibha Patil delivers her farewell speech in the Central Hall of Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and BJP leader LK Advani after paying tributes to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his birth anniversary in New Delhi.

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Vice President Hamid Ansari pays floral tribute to Babu Jagjivan Ram on his 26th death anniversary at Samta Sthal in New Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar looks on.

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From left, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Speaker Meira Kumar and BJP member Yashwant Sinha in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Speaker Meira Kumar during a special sitting to mark 60 years of parliament, in the Lok Sabha.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar holds an all-party meeting at Parliament House in New Delhi in connection with the 60th anniversary of the fist sitting of both the houses.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar shakes hands with Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj as senior BJP leader LK Advani and other leaders look on during an all-party meeting at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Speaker Meira Kumar and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi during the ongoing budget session.

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TV Grab from left, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Speaker Meira Kumar and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj in the Lok Sabha on the first day of the second phase of Parliament's budget session in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar listen to Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Speaker Meira Kumar, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Opposition leader Sushma Swaraj listen to the speech of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Union Budget 2012-13 in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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The President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil being led in a ceremonial procession to the Central Hall of Parliament House to address the Joint Session of the Parliament on Budget Session, in New Delhi. The Vice President, Mohd. Hamid Ansari, the Speaker, Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources, Pawan Kumar Bansal are also seen.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar with Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj during an all-party meeting for the budget session, at Parliament in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar (L) convenes an all-party meeting for the budget session, at Parliament in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar exchange greetings after a meeting with the leaders of various political parties convened by the Speaker at Parliament in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Federal Minister for Interior of Pakistan A. Rehman Malik at a meeting in Islamabad.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar garlands a statue of her father Babu Jagjeevan Ram during a visit to Varanasi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar dances with Assamese artists during inauguration of 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela near Faridabad.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar wears a traditional Assamese japi as Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi look on at the Assam stall during inauguration of 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela near Faridabad.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister PK Bansal and RLD MP Jayant Chaudhary during birth anniversary celebration of the late Chaudhary Charan Singh at Parliament in New Delhi.

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