BSP Support NDA’s Presidential Candidate Droupadi Murmu

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  • Opposition candidate for the presidential election Yashwant Sinha reached out to PM Modi
  • The elections polls will be held on July 18th
  • Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will support Droupadi Murmu

Lucknow: In a major development, which almost sealed Draupadi’s Murmu’s election to the top executive post, BSP supremo Mayawati today backed Murmu’s candidature, saying that she was not consulted by other oppostion parties.

Droupadi Murmu, nominated by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for President, on Friday called up key opposition leaders, including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

She filed her nomination on Friday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi handing over her set of papers to Returning Officer PC Mody. She was accompanied by a host of Union Ministers, including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari and BJP president JP Nadda.

Several chief ministers of BJP-ruled states including Yogi Adityanath, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Manohar Lal Khattar, Jairam Thakur, Pushkar Singh Dhami and leaders of some NDA supporting parties like YSRCP, BJD and AIADMK were also present during her nomination filing.

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