In the meeting held on this issue, many Shiv Sena MPs expressed their opinion in favor of Murmu’s support. It was said in the media report that Sanjay Raut was isolated in this meeting.
After all, there are signs of Shiv Sena softening up after a major revolt in the party. She may support NDA’s presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu. A formal announcement in this regard will be made by party chief Uddhav Thackeray. Giving this indication, senior party leader Sanjay Raut has also given the reason for this decision.
Raut said that on Monday we discussed the issue of support to Draupadi Murmu in the Shiv Sena meeting. Supporting Murmu does not mean that we are supporting BJP. We can support Draupadi Murmu in the name of tribal leader. We have been taking such decisions in the past also. Whom the Shiv Sena will support, it will be clear in a day or two. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will decide on this.
Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee were not of NDA,
Raut further said that the opposition should survive. We also have goodwill towards opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha. In the past we supported Pratibha Patil for the presidency. She was not an NDA candidate. We also supported Praban Mukherjee. Raut said that Shiv Sena does not take decisions under any pressure.
In favor of party MP Murmu
According to media reports, many Shiv Sena MPs expressed their opinion in favor of Murmu’s support in the meeting held on the issue of Presidential election. Sanjay Raut was reportedly isolated in this meeting. He had appealed for the support of the joint opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha by the Shiv Sena. Party sources say that Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray can announce Murmu’s support by agreeing with the opinion of most of the party’s MPs. Voting for the presidential election will be held on July 18.