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Presidential polls: Opposition's Yashwant Sinha files nomination, gets last-minute support from KCR
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Presidential polls: Opposition's Yashwant Sinha files nomination, gets last-minute support from KCR

Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha was named as the common Opposition candidate for the Presidential election on 18 July

Presidential polls: From a slum dweller to Bihar’s other Lalu, the challengers to Droupadi Murmu and Yashwant Sinha
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Presidential polls: From a slum dweller to Bihar’s other Lalu, the challengers to Droupadi Murmu and Yashwant Sinha

Two days before the nomination process ends, 15 candidates have filed their nominations for the Presidential elections. Of this, Lalu Prasad Yadav, a resident of Marhawra town in Bihar's Saran, has generated a lot of buzz for sharing his name with the RJD patriarch

TRS to support Opposition's presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha; KCR, KT Rama Rao to attend nomination event today
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TRS to support Opposition's presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha; KCR, KT Rama Rao to attend nomination event today

The presidential poll is scheduled to be held on 18 July and the result will be declared on 21 July. President Ram Nath Kovind's term end on 24 July

Divided and directionless! Why Opposition is such an abject failure in India
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Divided and directionless! Why Opposition is such an abject failure in India

The Opposition should not just behave like a government in waiting, but also play a restraining role in the latter’s functioning as well as draw up its own comprehensive governance plan

Presidential polls: BSP extends support to the BJP-led NDA's candidate Droupadi Murmu
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Presidential polls: BSP extends support to the BJP-led NDA's candidate Droupadi Murmu

Party supremo Mayawati said, the BSP is fearless in making decisions in the interests of the country, especially the poor, labourers, unemployed, Dalits, Adivasis, minorities and other marginalised sections’, defending its decision to support Murmu

Droupadi Murmu called up Jharkhand CM to seek support for her candidature: Sources
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Droupadi Murmu called up Jharkhand CM to seek support for her candidature: Sources

Murmu had also called Congress president Sonia Gandhi, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, and TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before filing her nomination for the 18 July presidential election

Telengana BJP files case against Ram Gopal Varma over tweet on Droupadi Murmu
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Telengana BJP files case against Ram Gopal Varma over tweet on Droupadi Murmu

In his complaint, BJP leader Gudur Narayana Reddy said Varma’s tweets were highly derogatory and insulting a senior tribal woman politician

Yashwant Sinha promises to raise voice for farmers, unemployed youth if he wins presidential polls
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Yashwant Sinha promises to raise voice for farmers, unemployed youth if he wins presidential polls

In a letter to Opposition parties, Sinha thanked them for choosing him unanimously as their common presidential candidate and assured them that he will conscientiously uphold, without fear or favour, the basic values and guiding ideals of the Constitution

Presidential polls: BJP chief JP Nadda reaches out to Opposition to seek support for Droupadi Murmu
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Presidential polls: BJP chief JP Nadda reaches out to Opposition to seek support for Droupadi Murmu

Nadda spoke to Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, former prime minister and JDS leader HD Deve Gowda & ex-Jammu & Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah

Presidential polls: Why BJP’s choice of Droupadi Murmu has put Jharkhand Mukti Morcha in a fix
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Presidential polls: Why BJP’s choice of Droupadi Murmu has put Jharkhand Mukti Morcha in a fix

It will be tough for the Hemant Soren-led party to not support Droupadi Murmu, the first tribal woman to be nominated for the top post in India

Presidential polls 2022: BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu files nomination with PM Modi as first proposer
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Presidential polls 2022: BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu files nomination with PM Modi as first proposer

Union cabinet ministers, chief ministers of BJP and NDA-ruled states, were also present at Parliament building where Droupadi Murmu filed her nomination for the 18 July election

Presidential election: Z category security cover for Yashwant Sinha
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Presidential election: Z category security cover for Yashwant Sinha

The armed personnel, about eight to ten working in shifts, will escort Sinha whenever he moves across the country

Presidential elections: Droupadi Murmu meets PM Modi, Amit Shah
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Presidential elections: Droupadi Murmu meets PM Modi, Amit Shah

Prime Minister Modi said her candidature for the post of President has been appreciated across India by all sections of society

Droupadi Murmu in Delhi ahead of filing nomination papers
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Droupadi Murmu in Delhi ahead of filing nomination papers

Her nomination papers are being prepared at Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi's residence

Explained: The Santhal tribe that NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu belongs to
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Explained: The Santhal tribe that NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu belongs to

Droupadi Murmu, belonging to the Santhali tribe, is all set to become the first woman tribal President of India. The Santhalis, the third-largest scheduled tribe community in the country, are mostly distributed in Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal

Droupadi Murmu leaves for Delhi, seeks cooperation from all for presidential polls
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Droupadi Murmu leaves for Delhi, seeks cooperation from all for presidential polls

A tribal dance was organised as a large number of her friends and well-wishers gathered at the airport to see her off

How Droupadi Murmu’s selection as NDA’s presidential candidate was more than just a political decision
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How Droupadi Murmu’s selection as NDA’s presidential candidate was more than just a political decision

The office of the president is both ceremonial and diplomatic. Having a female president only for the second time in the history of independent India is a significant international statement

Presidential polls: Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha holds first campaign strategy meeting
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Presidential polls: Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha holds first campaign strategy meeting

Sinha said the presidential election is not an individual battle but a fight for the issues plaguing the country

Droupadi Murmu sweeps Shiva temple: Why NDA presidential pick whispered into Nandi’s ear, how social media reacted
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Droupadi Murmu sweeps Shiva temple: Why NDA presidential pick whispered into Nandi’s ear, how social media reacted

In South India, it is believed that when a devotee whispers prayers into the ears of Nandi the prayers will be communicated to Lord Shiva

Presidential polls: Naveen Patnaik urges all Odisha MLAs to support Droupadi Murmu
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Presidential polls: Naveen Patnaik urges all Odisha MLAs to support Droupadi Murmu

His appeal came a day after the BJP-led NDA announced Murmu's name as its Presidential candidate for the 18 July poll