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Draupadi Murmu To File Nomination Two Days Earlier Than Opposition Candidate Yashwant Sinha

Opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha will file his nomination on June 27 meanwhile, Draupadi Murmu is likely to file her nomination on June 25.

Draupadi Murmu and Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi: Opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha will file his nomination on June 27 at 11:30 am, said Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar. Meanwhile, BJP-led NDA’s presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu is likely to file her nomination on June 25, said sources on Tuesday.

Draupadi Murmu, was declared BJP-led NDA’s presidential candidate. She is a former Governor of Jharkhand and a former Odisha minister. Former union minister Yashwant Sinha has been chosen as the consensus candidate from the Joint Opposition for the upcoming Presidential elections which will take place on July 18, 2022.

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“We are going to file the nomination for the Presidential elections on 27th June at 11.30 am,” said Pawar at the Opposition meeting. Meanwhile,

The late date for filing nominations for the Presidential election is June 29, the polling will take place on July 18 and the votes will be counted on July 21.

Speaking exclusively to ANI over the phone, Murmu said she was surprised to learn about her candidature and was unable to believe it and noted that she will work according to the powers of the President enshrined in the constitution.

She said she will reach out to members of the electoral college for their support.”I am surprised, I was not able to believe it. I am thankful, do not wish to speak much (at this stage),” Droupadi Murmu, a former Jharkhand Governor, said.

“Whatever powers are there of President in Constitution, I will work accordingly,” she said in response to a query about her priorities if she is elected as president.

Yashwant Sinha in his long and distinguished career in public life, he has served the nation in various capacities as an able administrator, accomplished parliamentarian and acclaimed Union Minister of Finance and External Affairs.

He is eminently qualified to uphold the secular and democratic character of the Indian Republic and its Constitutional values said the press release.

(With inputs from news agency ANI)

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