New Delhi, Jun 24: The presidential candidate of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA Draupadi Murmu is likely to file her nomination today.
Murmu, a former Governor of Jharkhand and a former Odisha minister, was declared NDA’s presidential candidate on Tuesday.
The NDA partners, including Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik, The YSR Congress led by Jagan Mohan Reddy has also announced its support to the candidature of Murmu.
The NDA presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu has sought cooperation from everyone for the upcoming election and will kickstart her campaign from June 25 to seek support from the political parties to help her be elected as the first person of the country.
While Murmu will be filing the papers on Friday, PM Modi is expected to be the first proposer. Several senior BJP leaders and leaders of other parties will also be among the proposers.
In a tweet, Modi said, “Met Draupadi Murmu Ji. Her Presidential nomination has been appreciated across India by all sections of society. Her understanding of grassroots problems and vision for India’s development is outstanding.”
The Opposition has fielded former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha against Murmu. Sinha will be filing his nomination papers on June 27.