Droupadi Murmu files nomination papers for presidential election

Murmu seeks support from Congress and NCP for the upcoming elections

Droupadi files nomination
If elected, Murmu would be the first tribal president and second woman to take the post

NDA’s Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu filed her nomination papers for the July 18 presidential election on Friday (June 24).

She was accompanied by Prime Minister Modi in the Parliament. The prime minister was seen handing over the set of papers to Returning Officer PC Mody.

Murmu was also joined by Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal, BJP president J P Nadda and several chief ministers including Yogi Adityanath, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Manohar Lal Khattar, B S Bommai, Bhupendra Patel, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Pushkar Singh Dhami, Pramod Sawant and N Biren Singh.


Besides the NDA leaders, YSR Congress V Vijaysai Reddy and BJD leader Sasmit Patra, who are not part of the alliance, were also present in Parliament to back her nomination.

Droupadi Murmu files nomination
Droupadi Murmu leaves the Parliament after filing her nomination.

As per media reports, she spoke with Congress’ interim President Sonia Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and NCP chief Sharad Pawar in order to seek their party’s support for her candidature in the coming election.

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AIADMK leader O Paneerselvam and M Thambidurai, JD-Us Rajiv Ranjan Singh were also seen in the Parliament early this day.

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Every set of nomination has to have 50 proposers and 50 seconders among the elected representatives. Murmu, if elected, will be the first tribal president and the second woman to win the post. She will also be the youngest president ever, second only to N Sanjeeva Reddy, who was a few days elder to her when he became the President.

(With inputs from agencies)