- Opposition has fielded former Union minister Yashwant Sinha against Droupadi Murmu
- Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee sought their support for her candidature
- YSR Congress led by Jagan Mohan Reddy has also announced its support
New Delhi: Droupadi Murmu, the NDA nominee for the post of President of India in the July 18th election, filed her nomination papers in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of Union Ministers and BJP MPs and chief ministers on Friday.
PM Modi was Murmu’s first proposer, while senior Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda were the other signatories on the nomination papers.BJP Chief ministers Yogi Adityanath, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Manohar Lal Khattar, B S Bommai, Bhupendra Patel, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Pushkar Singh Dhami, Pramod Sawant and N Biren Singh also graced the event.
If elected to the highest constitutional post, Murmu, will be the first tribal president and the second woman in the post.After filing the nomination paper, the NDA presidential nominee called up Congress president Sonia Gandhi, NCP’s Sharad Pawar and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and sought their support for her candidature.
Before filing her nomination papers, the NDA’s presidential nominee arrived at the Parliament and paid tributes to the statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr BR Ambedkar and Birsa Munda at the Parliament.