Presidential Election 2022 Naveen Patnaik Support Gives Droupadi Murmu An Edge

BJD' Support to NDA: After getting the support of the...

BJD’ Support to NDA: After getting the support of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha, the way for the election of Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu from the NDA side has become even easier. At the same time, without being affected by this entire development, opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha says that this is a battle of ideology and the country does not need a ‘rubber-stamp president’.

With the support of Naveen Patnaik’s party, Murmu, who belongs to the Santhal community of Odisha, has got about 52 percent votes (about 5,67,000 votes). There are a total of 10,86,431 votes for the presidential election. Out of these possible votes for Murmu, 3,08,000 votes are from the BJP and its allies. On the other hand, Biju Janata Dal has about 32,000 votes, which is about 2.9 percent of the total vote value.

Naveen Patnaik supports Draupadi Murmu

Biju Janata Dal President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged all the members of the state assembly to support 64-year-old Murmu in the elections to be held on July 18. Patnaik, who is currently on a trip to Italy, appealed to support Murmu, describing him as the daughter of Odisha.

At the same time, before leaving for Bhubaneswar on Wednesday morning, Murmu sweeps the Shiv temple in the tribal-dominated Rairangpur of Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district in the early hours. After retiring from the post of Jharkhand governor in August 2021, sweeping the temple in the early hours had become a part of Murmu’s routine. Like other days, Murmu worshiped in the temple after bathing and uttered his wishes in Nandi’s ears.

Draupadi Murmu gets Z plus security

It is worth mentioning that after BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda announced Murmu’s name as the Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Tuesday night, the Central Government has provided him with Z-plus security. . During the worship in the temple early today, CRPF personnel surrounded the temple from all sides.

However, Congress Legislature Party leader Narsingh Mishra said that the BJP has fielded Murmu for the presidential election keeping in mind the BJD’s votes in the electoral college. He said that “we should not support him in the election even though he may be a suitable candidate”.

Draupadi Murmu can become the first tribal president

If elected, Murmu will be the country’s first tribal and youngest President and is expected to get support from regional parties like AIADMK and YSR Congress. It is expected that Murmu will file his nomination papers on June 24 and during this time various senior NDA leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present with him.

At the same time, Yashwant Sinha, the presidential candidate from the opposition, will fill the form on June 27. On Wednesday, he held a meeting related to his first election campaign strategy at the NCP’s office in Delhi. Talking to reporters, 84-year-old Sinha said that the presidential election is not a personal battle but it is an issue related to the country.

Opposition candidate expressed gratitude to political parties

Sinha, who broke away from the BJP in 2018, has always been a vocal critic of the Narendra Modi-led government and says that “I am grateful to all the political parties that gave me an opportunity in the presidential election. This election is not my personal battle. The electoral colleges have to decide on the basis of the issues before the country.

“We will go to different places in the country for campaigning. We are making a strategy for that. I congratulate Draupadi Murmu, but this election is not ‘I versus him’, it is an ideological contest. The country should not have a rubber-stamp president.

In the meeting held on Wednesday related to Sinha’s election strategy, Jairam Ramesh (Congress), K. Of. Leaders like Shastri (NCP) and Sudheendra Kulkarni attended. Later in a statement, Sinha said that if elected President, he would uphold the basic values ​​and ideas of the Constitution without fear or favour.

Yashwant Sinha targets BJP

He alleged that amid the attacks on the federal structure of the Constitution, the central government was trying to take away the statutory rights and powers of the state governments, which would be completely unacceptable. He said that if elected as the President, he will raise voice for farmers, workers, unemployed youth and deprived sections.

BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda also held a meeting with the party leaders involved in the election process. It is likely that both Murmu and Sinha will tour the country before the elections and try to garner the support of public representatives and political parties in their respective favour.

The BJP has taken everyone by surprise by choosing Murmu, the former Jharkhand governor, as the successor of President Ram Nath Kovind and it seems that it has managed to attract people with this move. Significantly, the current President Kovind belongs to the Dalit community while Murmu comes from the tribal Santhal community.

Murmu can get victory

According to the latest figures, the BJP has a total of 393 members out of a total of 776 members of both the houses of the Parliament. These do not include the four nominated members of the Rajya Sabha because they cannot vote in the presidential election. In this respect, BJP has a clear edge.

On the other hand, if the number of MPs from the National Lok Janshakti Party, Apna Dal and the regional and allied parties of the Northeast are added, apart from the 21 MPs of Janata Dal (United), then the BJP candidate reaches a stronger position.

The value of votes of the members of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha is around 700. There are total 4033 MLAs in the states. The vote of these MLAs is determined according to the state. The election for the presidency is to be held on 18 July. Nominations for this can be filled by June 29 and the election results will be announced by July 21. President Kovind’s term ends on July 24.

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