President Election: Draupadi Murmu meets PM Modi, will file nomination papers tomorrow

Presidential Election: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate for President Draupadi Murmu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. Prime Minister Modi himself gave this information in a tweet.

New Delhi: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate for President Draupadi Murmu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. Prime Minister Modi himself gave this information in a tweet.


PM Modi shared pictures of this meeting. The PM said, "Met Draupadi Murmu Ji. Her candidature for the post of President is being appreciated across the country and by all sections of the society. Her understanding of the problems on the ground and her vision for India's development is outstanding.


Murmu arrived in Delhi today after being declared the NDA's presidential candidate. Murmu (64) will file nomination papers on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Modi and top party leaders. Voting for the presidency will take place on July 18. The term of current President Ram Nath Kovind ends on July 24.


Preparation for nomination at Parliamentary Affairs Minister's residence

NDA's candidate Draupadi Murmu reached Delhi on Thursday in the elections going to be held for the post of President. Sources said that the documents related to his nomination are being prepared at the residence of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda will be among his proposers. Union ministers and senior BJP leaders are signing documents at Joshi's residence as proposers and supporters. Sasmit Patra of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is also among those who signed the documents. The BJD has supported Murmu's nomination. Murmu (64) is expected to file his nomination papers in the presence of top party leaders.


On her way to becoming India's first tribal president

In a brief statement in Odisha before leaving for the national capital, Murmu had said, "I thank everyone and seek cooperation from all for the presidential election. I will meet all the voters (MPs) before July 18 and seek their support." If she wins the election, she will be India's first tribal president and the second woman to hold the post. Voting for the presidency will take place on July 18. The term of current President Ram Nath Kovind ends on July 24.