Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised NDA presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu for her “understanding of the issues on the ground” and called her vision for India’s development “extraordinary”.

The Prime Minister made the remarks after meeting Murmu in New Delhi. After the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister Amit Shah also met with the NDA presidential candidate.

Murmu will also meet with several Union ministers and veteran leaders before submitting his candidacy for the post of president on Friday.

Sharing photos of his meeting with Murmu on Twitter, Prime Minister Modi wrote, “I met Smt. Draupadi Murmu Ji. His presidential appointment was appreciated across India by all sections of society. His understanding basic issues and his vision of India’s development is outstanding.”

Murmu, who reached the nation’s capital on Thursday, was met at Delhi airport by Union ministers Arjun Munda, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Virendra Kumar, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and co-head of national media of BJP Sanjay Mayukh. Several other BJP leaders and workers were also present at the airport to greet him.

Murmu will submit his candidacy for the presidential election on Friday. Prime Minister Modi, BJP Chairman JP Nadda, Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Chief Ministers of BJP-led states will also be present during his appointment.

To make the bidding a grand event, the BJP invited its allies as well as Biju Janata Dal, who announced his support for Murmu, to attend the bidding.

Opposition parties have declared Yashwant Sinha as their common candidate. The election of the country’s next president will take place on July 18 while the result will be announced on July 21.



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