Prez Poll: JP Nadda Speaks With Naveen, Two Odisha Ministers To Sign Nomination Papers

Bhubaneswar: BJP chief J.P. Nadda has talked with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the filing of nomination papers of Draupadi Murmu for the presidential election.

Taking to Twitter, Patnaik also informed that two Cabinet Ministers of Odisha i.e. Jagannath Saraka and Tukuni Sahu will sign the nomination papers for Murmu today.

A presidential candidate requires a set of 50 proposers and 50 seconders for his or her nomination. Murmu, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance’s presidential candidate, is likely to file her nomination on June 24.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Union ministers and chief ministers, and key leaders of some other supporting parties like the Biju Janata Dal will join her during the nomination filing.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had yesterday appealed to all MLAs of the Odisha Legislative Assembly to support the candidature of Draupadi Murmu as President of India.