Thursday, February 2, 2023

Droupadi Murmu

Prez polls: 115 file nominations; 28 rejected

As many as 115 nominations were filed till Wednesday, the last day of filing of papers for the July 18 presidential election, and 87 of them remain for scrutiny, the Rajya Sabha Secretariat said.The scrutiny of the nominations would...

Prez polls: Yashwant files nomination

Former union minister Yashwant Sinha filed his nomination on Monday as the common opposition candidate against NDA nominee Droupadi Murmu for the July 18 presidential election, a contest described by his supporters as a “battle of ideologies”.The 84-year-old, accompanied...

Slum dweller, Delhi professor among presidential hopefuls

A slum dweller from Mumbai, a namesake of RJD founder Lalu Prasad Yadav, a social activist from Tamil Nadu and a professor from Delhi are among those who have submitted their nomination papers to contest the July 18 presidential...

Prez polls: Murmu files nomination papers

The BJP-led NDA’s nominee Droupadi 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.Murmu was also accompanied by...

Have done much more for tribals than Murmu: Yashwant Sinha

Opposition’s presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha asserted on Thursday that as a former Union minister he has done “much more” than his NDA rival Droupadi Murmu for Scheduled Tribes and other disadvantaged communities and questioned her record for their welfare...

Murmu meets PM, HM ahead of filing nomination

NDA’s pick for president Droupadi Murmu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah on Thursday, a day of hectic activity for the tribal leader who flew in from Bhubaneswar in the morning ahead of filing her...

MDA to vote for Murmu in president poll: Conrad Sangma

The ruling BJP-backed Meghalaya Democratic Alliance will support BJP candidate Droupadi Murmu and a decision in this regard will be taken at a meeting of the coalition partners, a senior member in it said.Five Congress MLAs who were suspended...

Prez poll: Murmu receives boost with BJD backing; Sinha calls it ideological fight

NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday appeared set for smooth sailing in the presidential election after she received the crucial backing of BJD, but an unfazed Opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha asserted that he is fighting an ideological contest and...

BJP names Murmu, Oppn picks Sinha as presidential candidates

Battle lines were drawn on Tuesday for the July 18 presidential election with the BJP-led NDA naming Droupadi Murmu, a tribal leader from Odisha, as its candidate while former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha was declared as a joint nominee...