In tribal attire, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, danced to express his happiness on Thursday at the leadership of the Bharatiya Janata party and selected Droupadi Murmu as the NDA presidential candidate
NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu arrived in New Delhi today before her nomination was submitted. She will submit her nomination tomorrow.
श्रीमती द्रौपदी मुर्मू जी को पद की बनाने पर मा. श्री @narendramodi जी एवं राष्ट्रीय नेतृत्व के आभार कार्यक्रम से पूर्व जनजातीय भाई-बहनों के साथ उनके अद्वितीय लोक नृत्य एवं संगीत का साथी श्री @vdsharmabjp साथ लिया। pic.twitter.com/aiN9yJELvk
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) June 23, 2022
Ms Murmu was received by the leaders of the BJP on her arrival at the airport. Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha will submit his nomination on June 27.
On June 21, it was announced that the former governor of Jharkhand, Droupadi Murmu, will be the BJP-led NDA candidate in the presidential polls. Briefing media after the BJP parliamentary council meeting in New Delhi, party chief JP Nadda said preference has been given to a female tribal candidate for the first time. He said the BJP parliamentary council discussed 20 names for a presidential candidate and it was decided to choose someone from East India, a tribe and a woman.
Mr Nadda said Union Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to voters of the UPA but there was no consensus on the name.
The vote for the presidential election will take place on July 18.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed confidence that Ms Murmu will be a great President of India. Prime Minister Modi had said in a tweet that she devoted her life to serving society, empowering the poor, the oppressed, the marginalized and that she has rich administrative experience and an excellent polity.
The prime minister added that millions of people, especially those who have experienced poverty and hardship, are drawing great strength from the life of Droupadi Murmu.
PM Modi also said her understanding of policy issues and compassionate nature will greatly benefit the country.
Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha will be the opposition candidate in the presidential election. In a joint statement, the parties said they had reached a unanimous decision on Sinha’s candidacy. NCP chief Sharad Pawar said Sinha will submit his nomination on June 27.
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