Presidential Elections LIVE Updates: Droupadi Murmu, the ruling BJP-led NDA’s presidential candidate, has sought cooperation from everyone for the upcoming election to choose the first person of the country. Before boarding a flight for Delhi from Bhubaneswar, the 64-year-old tribal leader from Odisha said that she will meet all the electors to seek their support.
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BJP hopes to win tribal votes with Murmu’s nomination
Tribal communities that make up 8.6% of the country’s population are an important constituency for the BJP that banks on a coalition of castes.
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Four sets of nomination papers will be filed with signatures of Union Ministers, BJP MPs, MLAs and of leaders from supporting parties. She will then embark on a nationwide campaign, urging different political parties to support her bid.
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The all-crucial meeting
Ahead of a nationwide campaign for her election, Droupadi Murmu met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior Union ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh and BJP president JP Nadda on Thursday.
BJP leaders welcome Murmu
At the Delhi airport, Murmu was welcomed by BJP leaders Manoj Tiwari, Arjun Munda, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Adesh Gupta and others. She will stay at the Odisha Bhavan.
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