Presidential polls 2022 News
Presidential elections 2022: Polling in the Presidential election is underway at the Parliament House and the state legislative assemblies. The polling began at 10 am and will continue till 5 pm. Murmu is the NDA candidate, who is contesting against Yashwant Sinha, supported by the Opposition parties. (Photo credits: ANI)
"The election to the post of president of India this time is taking place under extraordinary circumstances. The country is facing multiple problems on various fronts but the most important problem that we are facing is the problem of safeguarding and protecting our Constitution," the 84-year-old said.
Mamata Banerjee had earlier said that the opposition could have considered Murmu's name if the BJP had discussed it with them before announcing it BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya had earlier asked if the CM will dump Yashwant Sinha In a latest development, Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party has said it will support Yashwant Sinha
Senior TMC leader Yashwant Sinha was announced as the Opposition candidate for the Presidential elections 2022 Sinha's name came up after Sharad Pawar, Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Farooq Abdullah opted out of the race Draupadi Murmu has the support of several regional parties, including Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena
Congress-led Opposition parties have fielded former union minister Yashwant Sinha against Murmu for the presidential elections BJP reacted angrily with Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda demanding an apology If elected, Draupadi Murmu will be the first tribal President of India and the country's second female President