Presidential elections: JMM extends support to NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu | India News

NEW DELHI: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Thursday announced to extend support to NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu in the July 18 presidential elections.
With this, yet another Opposition party has broken ranks in favour of Murmu who is also a former governor of Jharkhand.
The JMM led by chief minister Hemant Soren runs an alliance government in the state with the Congress.
Earlier, Murmu had visited Jharkhand and sought the support of the ruling JMM, a tribal party, besides BJP legislators and parliamentarians in the state for her election to the country’s topmost office.
She met JMM president Shibu Soren, its executive president and chief minister Hemant Soren besides the NDA legislators and parliamentarians in the state.
Murmu and Soren are both tribal leaders and belong to the Santhal ethnic group, which has a sizeable population in Jharkhand as well as in Odisha, from where she hails.

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