Mumbai, July 21: Counting of votes will be held today for the Presidential Elections 2022. BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu is pitted against joint opposition pick Yashwant Sinha.
The balance scale is tilted towards the NDA candidate after the former Jharkhand Governor received support from opposition parties like Hemant Soren’s Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena. Presidential Election 2022: Congress Could Not Prevent MLAs From Cross Voting in Presidential Poll
BJP MP and film actor Sunny Deol and Union Minister Sanjay Dhotre were among those who missed casting their votes in the presidential poll on Monday. While Deol is abroad for medical treatment, Dhotre is in the ICU. Two MPs each from BJP and Shiv Sena, and one each from the BSP, Congress, SP and AIMIM were among those who did not cast their votes during the election.
If elected, Draupadi Murmu will be the first-ever President of India belonging to the tribal community. Meanwhile, the current President of India Ram Nath Kovind is set to complete his term on July 25, 2022.
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