The NDA on Tuesday announced Draupadi Murmu’s name as its presidential candidate.Since then, two parties have made an open declaration of support, while Jharkhand’s ruling party JMM can also support in the name of tribal.Actually Draupadi Murmu comes from the Santhal tribe, which has a sizeable population in Jharkhand.
Earlier, only after the announcement of Draupadi Murmu from the BJP, the BJD running the government in Odisha and YSR Congress, the Andhra party, supported.Apart from this, BJP’s ally JDU in NDA can also support Draupadi Murmu.In this way the NDA has come in a position to easily win the presidential election.
Outside the NDA, the YSR Congress Party and the ruling Biju Janata Dal in Odisha have given clear indications of supporting Draupadi Murmu in the presidential election.Congratulating Murmu in his message on Twitter, YSR Congress Parliamentary Party leader V. Vijayasai Reddy said, “Heartfelt congratulations to Murmu on being declared as NDA’s presidential candidate.It is absolutely true that PM Narendra Modi will prove to be a great President of our country.Reddy also shared a file photo of himself meeting Murmu on Twitter.
The YSR Congress has 150 members in the 175-member Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and 33 in the Legislative Council.There are 22 members out of 25 in the Lok Sabha and 6 out of 11 in the Rajya Sabha.In such a situation, support from his side matters and is going to decide the victory of NDA in the presidential election.
The NDA has a little less than half of the total 10.79 lakh votes i.e. 5,26,420.It will need the support of parties and independents like YSR Congress and Biju Janata Dal.Mrs. Murmu, who comes under the tribal and women category for the post of President, will also get the benefit of being from Odisha.
Let us inform that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has also made it clear.Congratulating Murmu on Twitter, he wrote that he was very happy when Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed this matter with him.It is a proud moment for the people of Odisha.I am sure Mrs.
Murmu will become a shining example of women empowerment in the country.Nine out of 10 members from Odisha in Rajya Sabha, all 12 members from BJD in Lok Sabha.BJD has 114 MLAs in the assembly, while one Independent and BJP have 22 members.Thus Murmu is likely to get the support of 137 members in the 147-member Odisha assembly.
Meanwhile, Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang supported Draupadi Murmu’s candidature for the presidential election. Tamang said his party Sikkim Krantikari Morcha, being an ally of the NDA, would unconditionally support Murmu’s candidature.
She expressed confidence that she would emerge victorious and become the country’s first president from the tribal community.“Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) wholeheartedly welcomes the decision of the BJP Parliamentary Board to nominate Mrs. Draupadi Murmu ji as the Presidential candidate,” he said in a post on social media.