BJP announces Draupadi Murmu as candidate for Presidential polls

BJP announces Draupadi Murmu as candidate for Presidential polls
Mayurbhanj, June 21: Former Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu speaks to media after being announced as candidate of NDA for Presidential candidate, in Mayurbhanj on Tuesday.ANI

New Delhi: The BJP parliamentary board on Tuesday named Draupadi Murmu, a tribal leader of the party from Odisha, as the ruling NDA’s candidate for the presidential election.

BJP president J P Nadda announced her name at a press conference following a meeting of the party top brass.

Murmu (64), a former Jharkhand governor, will be the first tribal woman to occupy the top constitutional post if she is elected, a strong possibility as numbers are stacked in the favour of the BJP-led NDA.

Opposition had earlier announced Yashwant Sinha as its joint candidate for the post. The poll is slated for July 18.

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