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Neither supporting BJP nor against opposition says Mayawati

By Shefali Kohli -- June 25, 2022 1:47 pm

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 25: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati supports Bhartiya Janata Party-led NDA Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu for the upcoming elections 2022 which us schedule to take place on July 18.

Former Uttar Pradesh CM took the decision of extending support to NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu keeping her party and movement in mind.

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Addressing a press conference, BSP chief said that the BSP has taken this decision neither in support of BJP or NDA nor against opposition but keeping her party and movement in mind.

"We have decided to support NDA's Presidential election candidate Droupadi Murmu. We have taken this decision neither in support of BJP or NDA nor against opposition but keeping our party and movement in mind," Mayawati added.

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The BSP chief further questions on why she was not invited to the meeting chaired by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar to elect an opposition candidate for the Presidential election.

The situation took place only after, Droupadi Murmu spoke to Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

According to the sources, Mamata did not make any commitment to Murmu but wished her all the best for the election.

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On the other hand, Yashwant Sinha has been nominated as the presidential candidate of the opposition.

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Meanwhile, Murmu filed her nomination papers at the Parliament Library Building in the national capital on Friday.

-PTC News

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