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Presidential poll: Droupadi Murmu's chances are better, says Mamata Banerjee

Written by  Shgun S -- July 02nd 2022 11:06 AM
Presidential poll: Droupadi Murmu's chances are better, says Mamata Banerjee

Presidential poll: Droupadi Murmu's chances are better, says Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata (West Bengal), July 2: Ahead of the presidential election, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Droupadi Murmu has a better chance of winning the election because of developments in Maharashtra. "Now we know Droupadi Murmu's chances are better because of developments in Maharashtra. We'll go by what opposition parties say," Banerjee said, adding that the opposition could have considered her name if BJP had discussed it with them before announcing it. "BJP didn't discuss with us before announcing their candidate for Presidential elections. They should've taken our suggestions...then we could've considered," she said. A revolt within the Shiv Sena, led by Shinde, who remained in Guwahati and had the support of other MLAs, was the cause of the political crisis in Maharashtra. Uddhav Thackeray resigned from the CM's post on Wednesday. Left parties likely to attend Opposition leaders' meet convened by Mamata  Banerjee Eknath Shinde, who led a revolt against Shiv Sena leading to the collapse of the 31-month-old Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, took oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister on Thursday, while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Deputy Chief Minister. On July 4, the Maharashtra government of Eknath Shinde will be put to a vote of confidence to prove its majority in the State Assembly. Also Read | Shiv Sena row: Uddhav Thackeray sacks Shinde from party posts Maharashtra political crisis: Shinde flags 'illegal' security withdrawal of  rebel MLAs' kin, writes to CM Thackeray The Maharashtra Assembly's Special Session will take place on July 3 and 4. Meanwhile, Shiromani Akali Dal, which has been an ally of the BJP announced on Friday that it will support NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu in the presidential elections. The BJP-led NDA had declared Droupadi Murmu as the presidential candidate on June 21 and she filed her nomination papers at the Parliament Library Building in the national capital on June 24. Presidential poll: Droupadi Murmu calls Opposition leaders seeking their  support Draupadi Murmu is the first woman tribal leader to file her nomination for the top constitutional post of the country and is a seasoned politician from Odisha coupled with an extensive background in the field of academics reflects that she will uplift the tribal sections of the country. Also Read | Punjab: CM Bhagwant Mann to induct five more ministers, reshuffling likely -PTC News


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