A contest to choose the 15th President of India is being held today, which is the race between Droupadi Murmu, NDA Candidate and Yashwant Sinha, from the opposition. The contest, with the level of support for Ms Murmu by counting parties, is expected to be one-sided.
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The election occurred at the same time as the Parliament’s first day of the Monsoon session. Droupadi Murmu, 64 years old, had been a strong contender for the country’s Presidential Election.
NDA’s choice Droupadi Murmu, ex-Jharkhand Minister, has all the support she needs including Jharkhand’s ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, and Odisha’s Naveen Patnaik, which can be seen as a very calculated move.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had also assured his support for Droupadi Murmu.
Both the parts of Shiv Sena, who were in the headlines for weeks for their split within the party, are also likely to support Ms Murmu.
Shiv Sena’s party with Eknath Shinde’s had been in support of the NDA candidate and so has the party led by Uddhav Thackeray also.
The decision of Uddhav Thackeray to support Yashwant Sinha changed when 16 MPs went and suggested support for Ms Murmu. Mr Sinha claims that Mr Thackeray had no choice but to support the NDA candidate.
The opposition opted for Mr Sinha as three other candidates said no after being proposed. Mr Sinha is a former Union Minister from the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government who later joined Trinamool Congress.
The proposition was declined by “Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, former Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah”, for various reasons.
The president of India is, “elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of the elected members of both the Houses of Parliament and the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of States and the Union Territories of Delhi and Pondicherry.”