Draupadi Murmu: BJP’s winning move

Apparently, the opposition camp had to pay the price for Mamata Banerjee’s ambition of becoming the pivot of opposition unity. Initially, the opposition had the numbers, but now it is clear that Yashwant Sinha won’t even get the votes of all the opposition parties because regional parties will think twice before backing him, says Vidya Bhushan Rawat

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) have nominated Draupadi Murmu as their candidate for the presidential polls. The opposition has fielded former union minister Yashwant Sinha as its nominee. At present, it seems likely that Murmu will become the first Adivasi president of India. Before going on to the implications of this development and its sociopolitical fallout, here is a recap of the recent developments.

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