Presidential Elections: Droupadi Murmu set to have easy win with backing

The BJP led NDA’s Presidential candidate, Droupadi Murmu might win in the presidential polls with greater probability since the support of BJD and YSRCP is being factored for.

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The BJP led NDA’s Presidential candidate, Droupadi Murmu might have a very comfortable win in the presidential polls with the support of BJD, YSRCP.

The National Democratic Alliance has 49% or 5,32,351 of the 1086431 votes in the electoral college for the presidential election, parties like the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) have also openly expressed her candidature. BJD has 31,686 votes, YSRCP 45,550 and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) 14,940 votes. Therefore, the support of either BJD or YRSCP is enough for Murmu, who will to be the first tribal president, to win. Murmu belongs to the Santhal tribe.

BJP leaders are hopeful that parties such as Shiromani Akali Dal, Telugu Desam Party (TDP). And Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are also likely to back Murmu. A BJP leader said, “There has been a very positive response to her nomination. Many leaders across party lines have appreciated the NDA’s decision to nominate a humble leader. Who comes from an impoverished background and rose to great heights. It would not be a surprise if other parties considered anti-BJP also decide to support her”

Murmu might also gain the support of Jharkhand Mukti Morch (JMM), a Scheduled Tribe (ST)-led party.  For this to happen, JMM would have to cut off from the coalition of opposition parties. Who have nominated Yashwant Sinha to be their Presidential Candidate.