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BSP To Support BJP-led NDA's Presidential Candidate Droupadi Murmu, Confirms Party Chief Mayawati

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), while approving the BJP-led NDA's selection for its presidential candidate, has extended its support to Droupadi Murmu, who is likely to be the second woman to occupy the post.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) CHIEF Mayawati (left) and NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu (Rig
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) CHIEF Mayawati (left) and NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu (Rig PTI

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP,) on Saturday, extended its support to the BJP-led NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu, who is likely to be the first tribal leader and the second woman to occupy the post.

"The BSP has decided to extend support to Droupadi Murmu in the coming presidential elections keeping in mind that the Adivasi samaj is an important part of the party's movement... This decision was taken not to support the BJP or NDA nor to go against the opposition UPA but keeping in mind our party and its movement for making a capable and dedicated Adivasi woman the president of the country," BSP supremo Mayawati said.

The BSP president while criticizing the opposition parties for keeping her out of consultation while deciding on the presidential candidate, stressed that her party is free to take its decision on the presidential election. Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha has been declared the joint candidate by many opposition parties, including the Congress, the TMC, and the NCP.

Murmu, on Friday, filed her nomination papers for the July 18 presidential election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi handing over the set of papers to Returning Officer P C Mody.

(With PTI Inputs)

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