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Draupadi Murmu gets NDA ticket for President, first tribal and first from Odisha

Draupadi Murmu, the former Governor of Jharkhand, has been named as the BJP’s choice for the post of President.

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The BJP led NDA announced Draupadi Murmu, the former Governor of Jharkhand as its Presidential candidate. Born in 1958, Draupadi has served as the Governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021 and if she wins the presidential elections 2022, she would become the first tribal President of India and the second ever female President after Pratibha Patil.

In a recent tweet by the Prime Minister himself, this news was shared with the world. “Smt. Draupadi Murmu Ji has devoted her life to serving society and empowering the poor, downtrodden as well as the marginalized. She has rich administrative experience and had an outstanding gubernatorial tenure. I am confident she will be a great President of our nation,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet read.

Come from a tribal community of Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district Draupadi Murmu started her career as a teacher but eventually joined politics. She became Odisha MLA twice on BJP ticket from Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj in the year 2000 and 2009. Moreover, Draupadi Murmu has also held several key positions within the party in her 22 years of political career.

Being a national executive member of the saffron party’s ST Morcha from 2013 to 2015. Murmu has handled various ministries in Odisha like commerce and Transport. She also has served across various departments like animal husbandry, fisheries etc.

Draupadi Murmu’s name was announced after the BJP parliamentary board met one last time to take the final call on the Presidential candidate, this evening. BJP chief JP Nadda said, “the board had a discussion for over 20 names and they finally decided to pick someone from east India, a tribal and a woman.”

64 years old Murmu was a strong contender for the post even before the 2017 presidential elections. But on that certain occasion, then Bihar Governor, who also happened to be a Dalit, Ram Nath Kovind was named as the government’s Presidential candidate.

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Party time for BJP, Devendra Fadnavis says he will come again for creation of new Maharashtra

According to reports, as Uddhav Thackeray has resigned, the floor test is now void. It is likely that Devendra Fadnavis will form the government now in Maharashtra.

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The party has already started in the BJP camp as Uddhav Thackeray resigned from the position of Maharashtra Chief Minister. The videos are now all over the internet in which BJP leaders can be seen distributing sweets and shouting slogans in support of former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.

Devendra Fadnavis also met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday evening and this is indicating that the BJP is likely to take over Maharashtra and is setting off the end game.

The Maharashtra BJP also shared a video clip of Devendra Fadnavis in which he was seen speaking in Marathi. In the caption, it was written that he will come again, for the creation of a new Maharashtra! Jai Maharashtra.

While talking to the reporters, Devendra Fadnavis said that they will them everything tomorrow. Amidst this, senior BJP leader BL Santhosh said that this is the end of one of the darkest period of administration for Maharashtra. Along with ideological bankruptcy, unparalleled corruption, destruction of administrative apparatus, and halting of a vibrant economic environment the period also saw a new low for a major section of media.

According to reports, as Uddhav Thackeray has resigned, the floor test is now void. It is likely that Devendra Fadnavis will form the government now in Maharashtra.

While addressing the Facebook live address, Uddhav Thackeray said that he is resigning as the Chief Minister, he does not want a hand in the blood of Shiv Sainiks that may be spilt tomorrow. He also led an attack on the rebel MLAs and said that those whom they promoted and built up, are the ones who have betrayed them.

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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray resigns ahead of floor test

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will go through the floor test on Thursday.

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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray resigned from his post late Wednesday. He resigned minutes after the Supreme Court refused to stay the floor test on June 30.

Thackeray said that he had come in an unexpected manner and he is going out in the same way. He claimed that he is not going away forever and will sit in Shiv Sena Bhawan again.

In an online address, Thackeray expressed gratitude to the people of NCP and Congress for supporting him. He further said Shiv Sena leaders Anil Parab, Subhash Desai, and Aaditya Thackeray were only present when the proposal was passed. Moreover, NCP and Congress leaders also supported the proposal.

He is satisfied that he had officially renamed Aurangabad to Sambhaji Nagar and Osmanabad to Dharashiv, Thackeray concluded.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will go through the floor test on Thursday. The bench comprising Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala refused to interfere with Governor BS Koshiyari’s direction.

Uddhav Thackeray was appointed as the chief minister of Maharashtra on November 28, 2019, after a high-voltage post-electoral drama in the state. Shiv Sena, allied with Bharatiya Janata Party and contested the assembly election in an alliance.

The BJP and Shiv Sena won 105 and 56 seats respectively. Later, Shiv Sena broke the alliance and merged with NCP and Congress and formed the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.

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Udaipur murder: Rajasthan Police rejects viral claim killers served biryani in jail

The fake viral story was tweeted by many, including the anchor of a news channel, who has now deleted the post.

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The Rajasthan Police on Wednesday rejected a viral claim that the two accused in the murder of a tailor in Udaipur over a post on Prophet Muhammad has been served biryani in jail.

Along with a screenshot of the fake news shared by a verified handle, the Rajasthan Police clarified in a tweet that a fake news which is going viral is absolutely wrong.

In Udaipur, strict action will be taken against the criminals and the state police will not deal softly with criminals. The Rajasthan police is committed to maintaining law and order situation of the state, the Rajasthan Police tweeted in Hindi.

A story of a Hindi news website with a headline – After being arrested, the two Udaipur killers would be served biryani in Rajasthan jail. What if it was in UP (Uttar Pradesh)? was doing rounds on social media since the two accused arrest but the Rajasthan Police has finally put a full stop on the news. 

The fake viral story was tweeted by many, including the anchor of a news channel, who has now deleted the post.

However, the situation is under control in Udaipur after the state government has imposed a curfew in parts of Rajasthan following the internet suspension in the entire Congress-ruled state.

The Udaipur tailor, Kanhaiya Lal, 48, was murdered by two armed men at his shop yesterday. They have not only brutally murdered him but also captured the incident on camera. After they have also made a video revealing details of the murder and also threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two accused Ghous Mohammad and Riaz Akhtar Attari were arrested shortly after the incident.

Meanwhile, the NIA has taken over the case after treating the murder as a terror attack while the Rajasthan Police said more suspects would be questioned and all angles including foreign links will be investigated.

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