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Uddhav Thackeray ready to support NDA’s candidate in upcoming presidential polls

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Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray ready to support NDA’s candidate in upcoming presidential polls

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Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday made it clear that his party will support NDA-backed Droupadi Murmu for the July 18 presidential elections.

Thackeray said the Sena is ready to support Murmu without any pressure. “Nobody put pressure on 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 was getting the chance to become President,” he said.

Uddhav added that, as per the political situation, his party should oppose the NDA’s candidate. But we are going to support her because we are open-minded. At a meeting to discuss the party’s stand on the presidential polls, most of the Shiv Sena MPs agreed to support Murmu over Yashwant Sinha in the upcoming presidential polls.

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The decision by Uddhav Thackeray may pave the way for a patch up between the former CM and Eknath Shinde, along with the BJP. The meeting was attended by 12 of Sena’s 19 MPs.

Uddhav’s decision to support NDA candidate Murmu has come at a time when Shiv Sena is in trouble. Most of his MLAs joined the Shinde camp. In this situation, Uddhav Thackeray is on the receiving end.

Senior party leader Raut said that in the past too, the Sena had backed presidential candidates from the UPA, like Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee, even though the Sena was with the NDA then.

Meanwhile, further splits in the Shiv Sena camp may take place.

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