Presidential Polls 2022: Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP backs NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu

Andhra Pradesh’s ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) announced its support to NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu in the Presidential election. Hailing the nomination of the first tribal and also a woman for the post of the President, YSRCP declared its support to her.

The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said in a statement on Thursday night that Jagan Mohan Reddy will not be present during filing of nomination due to the State Cabinet meeting which was already scheduled.

Chief Minister and YSRCP leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, however, will not be traveling to Delhi to be present during the filing of nomination by Murmu.

Apart from the YSRCP, the BJD of Naveen Patnaik has also supported Murmu, who comes from Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district. The Odisha chief minister on Wednesday appealed to all members of the state Assembly, cutting across party lines, to extend unanimous support to “elect the daughter of Odisha – Draupadi Murmu to the country’s highest office”.

YSRCP said for the first time in independent India’s history nominating a tribal and also a woman is a good augur. “That’s why the party is extending support to Draupadi Murmu contesting for the post of President of India,” it said.

On Thursday, PM Modi met the NDA’s presidential nominee Droupadi Murmu and said her nomination was well-received by all sections of society across the country. He also appreciated her understanding of the core problems of India and her vision for the country’s development.

YSRCP said that as a party which had been at the forefront in the country in according to top priority to social justice during the last three years, it will support Draupadi Murmu.

The party also announced that its parliamentary party leader V. Vijayasai Reddy and its floor leader in Lok Sabha PV Midhun Reddy will be present during the filing of nomination by Murmu.

(With ANI Inputs)

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