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BJP’s election for president gets Naveen Patnaik’s support. What it means

The BJP caused a surprise by electing former Jharkhand governor and tribal leader Droupadi Murmu

New Delhi:

With the BJD supporting NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu, the voting share of the ruling dispensation has now crossed almost 50 percent, paving the way for her election as the first tribal president and also the youngest.

After supporting Naveen Patnaik’s party, the NDA nominee received about 52 percent of the vote (about 5.67,000 votes) out of a total of 10.86,431 votes from all voters.

This includes 3,08,000 votes of MPs from the BJP and its allies. The BJD has about 32,000 votes in the electorate which is about 2.9 percent of the total.

The ruling party in Odisha has 114 MLAs in the House of 147 members in the Assembly, while the BJP has 22 legislators. It has 12 MPs each in the Lok Sabha and nine in the Rajya Sabha.

The NDA candidate is likely to gain the support of some regional parties, including the AIADMK, and the YSRCP for its candidate in the presidential poll.

The ruling BJP’s strength in the important upper house of Parliament is 92 after the result of the recent Rajya Sabha election. It has a total of 301 MPs of its own in the Lok Sabha.

The BJP’s empathic victory in four meeting polls, including in the hugely important Uttar Pradesh, where the value of the vote of every MLA is more than any other state, has only contributed to its overall advantage.

Although the BJP and its allies in the NDA have fewer MPs than they had during the 2017 presidential polls, their number of MPs has increased since then.

The BJP caused a surprise by electing former Jharkhand governor and tribal leader Droupadi Murmu to succeed Ram Nath Kovind, a leader of the Dalit community, for the top constitutional post in the country.

According to the latest official figures, the BJP on its own 393 MPs, excluding four nominated Rajya Sabha members who can not vote, out of the current strength of 776 members of both Houses, giving it a clear majority.

The BJP’s numerical advantage in parliament, which has almost half the votes in the electoral college, which also includes all elected MPs, is further strengthened when the strength of its allies such as Janata Dal (United), who has a total of 21 MPs, Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party, Apna Dal and several of the Northeastern states are added.

Although there are 776 MPs from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, each having 700 votes, there are as many as 4,033 lawmakers in states with different votes who will also elect Ram Nath Kovind’s successor.

Although the final list of voters after the by-election will be notified of three Lok Sabha seats and Rajya Sabha polls up to 16 seats, the NDA has 440 MPs in its favor, while the opposition UPA has about 180 MPs, out of 36 MPs from the Trinamool Congress who normally support the opposition candidate.

Among the states, the BJP has a maximum of 56,784 votes from Uttar Pradesh where it has 273 MLAs. Each MLA in Uttar Pradesh has a maximum vote of 208. The NDA will get its second highest vote among states of Bihar, where it will get 21,971 votes with 127 MLAs as each legislature has 173 votes, followed by 18,375 votes from Maharashtra where it has 105 MLAs and each has 175 votes.

With 131 MPs, the NDA will get 17,161 votes from Madhya Pradesh, 16,464 votes from 112 MPs from Gujarat and 15,982 votes from its 122 MPs in Karnataka.

The UPA, on the other hand, has a little over 1,50,000 votes from its MPs and will get about the same number of votes from its legislators in states.

Opposition candidates also got a little over three lakh votes in the past in the previous election for the highest post in the country.

The value of the vote of a Member of Parliament dropped to 700 out of 708 in the presidential polls this time due to the absence of a legislative assembly in Jammu and Kashmir.

The value of the vote of an MP in a presidential election is based on the number of elected members in legislative assemblies of states and union areas including Delhi, Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir.

The election will be held on July 18 to elect the sitting Kovind’s successor, the Electoral Commission announced on Thursday.

The nominations can be submitted until June 29 and the result of the election will be known on July 21.

When elected, Murmu, a former governor of Jharkhand, will be the first president born after independence.

The candidacy of the 64-year-old tribal leader of Odisha was announced by BJP chief JP Nadda on Tuesday night, hours after former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha was nominated by many opposition parties, including Congress, the TMC and the NCP as the joint candidate. has been declared. .

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by techlives staff and is being published from a syndicated stream.)

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