NEW DELHI: Opposition Presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha is set to file his nomination papers for the Presidential election on Monday, but cracks are appearing in the opposition camp, with the JMM leaning towards NDA nominee Draupadi Murmu, according to sources.
The news comes after JDS chief H.D. Devegowda praised the NDA candidate, calling her "suitable" and "non-controversial." JMM will meet on Saturday to make a decision on the matter.
On Friday, Sinha called the offices of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to solicit their support for the election. He also wrote to the leaders of all opposition parties.
Sinha posted on Twitter: "Thank you for selecting me as your common candidate for the Presidential Election of 2022. I am truly humbled. Our solemn promise, pledge, and commitment is to defend the Constitution." "India is going through extremely difficult times," Sinha wrote in the letter, "and I shall raise my voice for common people." Sinha stated that after filing his nomination, he will begin his campaign to meet with MPs and MLAs.