PM Modi lauds Droupadi Murmu's candidature, calls it historic

By Shgun S -- July 03, 2022 1:15 pm -- Updated:July 03, 2022 2:08 pm

Hyderabad (Telangana), July 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the candidature of National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu at the BJP's national executive meeting in Hyderabad.

He also called her candidature historic on the second day of the BJP meet in Hyderabad.

According to sources, the Prime Minister spoke very highly about Murmu and her life journey and gave special stress on her humble beginnings and her struggle throughout her life and yet she did not fail to achieve what she stood for.

PM Modi further spoke about Murmu's conduct in public life, emphasizing how she worked constantly for the upliftment of every stratum of society.

The Prime Minister also told the BJP member that it was indeed an honour for India to get its first tribal woman president if she is elected, adding that her candidature stands over and above any politics, the sources added.

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NDA's presidential candidate Murmu filed her nomination on June 24 in the presence of Prime Minister Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP national president JP Nadda, Home Minister Amit Shah and leaders of the NDA-led alliance and also leaders from supporting parties like Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party and Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

Since Murmu's nomination, the BJP has contacted opposition parties to seek their support.

Sharad Pawar, the leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, and Hemant Soren, the chief minister of Jharkhand, have all received calls from Murmu.

JP Nadda called leaders of the Congress, including Mallikarjun Kharge, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Sharad Pawar of the NCP, Farooq Abdullah of the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, HD Devegowda of the JD-S, and Sukhbir Badal of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

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-PTC News

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