Droupadi Murmu, the BJP-led NDA’s pick for president, today filed her nomination for the post, with a host of ruling party and alliance leaders on hand to endorse her application.
Ms Murmu, 64, was accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior leaders of the ruling party, including BJP President JP Nadda.
PM Modi was her first proposer. The BJP had prepared four set of nominations for Murmu’s candidature.
Besides the prime minister, senior Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and BJP president J P Nadda were signatories on the nomination papers.
If elected, Ms Murmu will be the first woman tribal leader and the second woman in the post.