Uddhav Thackeray Relents, Shiv Sena to Support Murmu

Uddhav Thackeray Relents, Shiv Sena To Support Murmu

by Swarajya Staff - Jul 12, 2022 06:06 PM +05:30 IST
Uddhav Thackeray Relents, Shiv Sena To Support MurmuShiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Shiv Sena will support NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu, party president Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday.

Thackeray said the Sena is announcing support to Murmu without any pressure. “Nobody pressured me in the meeting of Sena MPs,” he added.

'Tribal leaders of my party told me that this was the first time that a tribal woman is getting the chance to become the President,” he said.

He said that going by the present political atmosphere, he should not have backed her. But they are not narrow minded.

It was reported that majority of the MPs of Shiv Sena who met Thackeray on Monday at Matoshree wanted Uddhav to declare support to Murmu.

(with inputs from PTI)

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