Odishatv Bureau

Draupadi Murmu, the presidential candidate of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA, will be filing her nomination papers on Friday. The NDA’s presidential nominee arrived in the national capital on Thursday and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Union Ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh.

Besides, the NDA partners, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik, The YSR Congress led by Jagan Mohan Reddy has also announced its support to the candidature of Murmu.

A release from the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister's Office on Thursday night hailed the nomination of Murmu for the top constitutional post.

It is a good sign that a person from a tribal community, that too a woman, has been nominated for the President's post for the first time in the history of independent India. Hence, the YSRC extends its support to her, the CMO release said.

Though Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy wanted to attend Murmu's nomination filing event in New Delhi on Friday, he was skipping it because of a prescheduled meeting of the state Cabinet.

The YSRC Parliamentary Party leader V Vijayasai Reddy and leader in Lok Sabha P Midhun Reddy will represent the YSRC at the event, the release added.

The YSRC has nine members in Rajya Sabha and 22 in Lok Sabha besides 151 members in the AP Legislative Assembly.

(With PTI Inputs)