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Presidential Poll 2022: Shiv Sena To Support NDA Candidate Droupadi Murmu

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Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray declared on Tuesday that the Shiv Sena led by him will back BJP-NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu in the upcoming Presidential polls scheduled for July 18.

The decision came a day after 16 of the party’s 22 Parliamentarians urged Thackeray to support Murmu “because she is a woman from a tribal community”.

It now appears that Thackeray gave in under pressure because his Sena has already been jolted strongly after Eknath Shinde staged a revolt in June and eventually replaced Thackeray as Maharashtra Chief Minister with support from the BJP.

“Tribal leaders of my party told me that this is the first time a tribal woman has a chance to become President of India. Nobody pressured me in the meeting of Sena MPs,” the former CM was quoted as saying by NDTV.

“Actually, going by the present political atmosphere, I should not have backed her, but we are not narrow-minded,” he added.

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