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Congress-ally JMM extends support to NDA's Presidential Candidate

  • What: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), led by Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, which is an ally of the Congress party, has extended its support to NDA's Presidential candidate--Draupadi Murmu.

  • Why: This extension of this support comes after Ms Murmu visited the state to seek the party's support.

  • Party statement: “For the first time after Independence, a tribal woman is going to get the distinction of becoming the President. Therefore, after due deliberation, the party decides to vote in favour of Ms. Droupadi Murmu,” said JMM chief Shibu Soren.

  • Context: Over the past few days, other parties like the Shiv Sena, which are a part of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) have extended their support for the NDA's candidate.