Former Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu named NDA’s presidential candidate. (file photo)
New Delhi: Ahead of filing her nomination papers for the presidential election, Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu on Friday spoke to leaders of opposition parties including the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and called for their support. sought the support of his party. candidature, the sources said.
Murmu spoke to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and NCP chief Sharad Pawar. According to sources, Mamata Banerjee did not make any promise to Murmu but instead wished him all the best for the elections.
Despite Yashwant Sinha being nominated as the United Opposition’s presidential candidate, Murmu sought the support of the opposition parties.
Meanwhile, Murmu filed his nomination papers at the Parliament Library Building in the national capital today. His name was proposed for nomination by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was supported by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
The second set of proposers consisted of Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states, the third set were MLAs and MPs from Himachal and Haryana, and the fourth set consisted of MLAs and MPs from Gujarat.
PM Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP National President JP Nadda, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda, Union Minister and BJP leader General VK Singh (Retd), Bhupendra Yadav and Giriraj Singh were present in Parliament during the filing of nominations.
Chief Ministers of all BJP-ruled states including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Assam Chief Minister and Hemant Biswa Sarma were present during the filing of his nominations.
NDA partners, Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) leaders V Vijayasai Reddy and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Tukuni Sahu, BJD MPs Dr Sasmit Patra and Jagannath Sarka are also present.
Draupadi Murmu, who was declared the BJP-led NDA’s presidential candidate, is a former governor of Jharkhand and a former minister from Odisha.
He will face opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha in the presidential election on July 18. If elected, she will be India’s first tribal president and the country’s second woman president.
Draupadi Murmu is the first presidential candidate of a major political party or coalition from Odisha. She continued to break barriers and was the first woman governor of Jharkhand. She served as the Governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021.
Born in a poor tribal family in a village in Odisha’s backward district of Mayurbhanj, Draupadi Murmu completed her studies despite challenging circumstances. He taught at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Rairangpur.
Born on June 20, 1958, she did her BA at Ramadevi Women’s College Bhubaneswar.
He started his political career as the Vice President of Rairangpur NAC. Draupadi Murmu was a member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Rairangpur between 2000 and 2004. As a minister, he held the portfolios of Transport and Commerce, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries. He again served as an MLA in the Odisha Legislative Assembly from 2004 to 2009.
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