NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu on Friday called on some key opposition leaders, including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, NCP’s Sharad Pawar and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and asked for their support for her candidacy.
Sources said she called them personally and spoke to them before submitting her nomination for the July 18 presidential election. All three leaders expressed their best wishes to her, sources said. Murmu submitted her nomination to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday and handed her set of papers to returning officer PC Mody. She was accompanied by a host of Union ministers including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari and BJP President JP Nadda.
Several prime ministers of BJP-ruled states including Yogi Adityanath, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Manohar Lal Khattar, Jairam Thakur, Pushkar Singh Dhami and leaders of some NDA support parties such as YSRCP, BJD and AIADMK were also present during her nomination submission .
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