Presidential candidate Murmu reaches Delhi, meets Modi and Shah before nomination
National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu arrived in Delhi on Thursday. After his arrival at Delhi airport, many BJP leaders welcomed him. These included Union Ministers Gajendra Shekhawat, Arjun Munda and Arjun Ram Meghwal, BJP National General Secretary Tarun Chugh, Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta, MP Manoj Tiwari, Ramesh Bidhuri, MLA Ramvir Singh Bidhuri and others. Let us tell you that Draupadi Murmu will file her nomination for the presidential election to be held on June 24.
Murmu, 64-year-old former Jharkhand governor, will file his nomination on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Modi and other senior leaders. During the nomination, two senior ministers of the state government will be present as representatives of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) of Odisha. The BJD has supported Murmu’s candidature. Prime Minister Modi will be the first mover in Murmu’s nomination paper. Other top party leaders including BJP President JP Nadda will also join the proposers. Prime Minister Modi said that Murmu’s candidature for the post of President is being appreciated across the country and by all sections of the society.
Draupadi Murmu met PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah today
Modi said, “Draupadi met Murmuji. His candidature for the post of President is being appreciated across the country and by all sections of the society. His understanding of the problems on the ground and his vision for India’s development is outstanding.”
Then he met Murmu Shah. Shah said in a tweet, ‘I met NDA’s presidential candidate Draupadi Murmuji and wished her well. The tribal community is feeling very proud by the announcement of his name. I am sure the entire country will benefit from his administrative and public experience.”
Statistically, Murmui has a higher chance of winning. If she wins, she will be the country’s first tribal president and the second woman president. Meanwhile, BJP President Nadda spoke to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over phone and urged him to be present during the filing of nomination papers by Murmu. However, since Patnaik is on a tour of Italy, he regrets the unavailability. He also asked two of his cabinet colleagues, Jagannath Sarkar and Tukuni Sahu, to sign Murmu’s nomination papers and be present during the nominations.