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Indian Presidential Election 2022 | Droupadi Murmu in Assam, to meet NDA MPs and MLAs

NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu with Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, upon her arrival at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, in Guwahati, on July 5, 2022.

NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu with Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, upon her arrival at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, in Guwahati, on July 5, 2022. | Photo Credit: PTI

NDA presidential nominee Droupadi Murmu is scheduled to meet MPs and legislators of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies -- the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the United Peoples' Party Liberal (UPPL) -- on Wednesday to seek support for the July 18 polls.

Accompanied by Union Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Ms. Murmu, who arrived in Guwahati late on Tuesday night, was received at the airport by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, some of his cabinet colleagues, state BJP chief Bhabesh Kalit among others.

She will meet the MPs and MLAs at a city hotel in Guwahati, BJP sources here said.

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The saffron party has nine Lok Sabha MPs and four parliamentarians in Rajya Sabha while the AGP and the UPPL have one member each in the Upper House.

The 126-member Assam Assembly currently comprises 78 MLAs of the ruling NDA -- 62 legislators of the BJP, nine of the AGP and seven of the UPPL.

AIUDF chief and Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal also said that his party, which has 15 MLAs in the House, will support Ms. Murmu.

Ms. Murmu, pitted against joint opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha, is set to leave for Meghalaya in the afternoon.


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