Guwahati, 7 July: The National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for the upcoming elections for the post of President of India Draupadi Murmu met with legislators of Assam Legislative Assembly belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party and alliance partners in a meeting at an event held at Vivanta Hotel here today.
On a three-day tour of the Northeastern states for the Presidential election campaign, the former Jharkhand Governor was accorded a rousing welcome with cultural troupes performing traditional Adivasi songs and dances at her arrival to the meeting venue.
Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed confidence the NDA’s candidate would register a resounding victory in the upcoming election. “It is certain that Murmu ji will register a historic victory in the Presidential poll. Despite that, she came to Assam with lot of love and enthusiasm,” the Chief Minister said, adding: “I would like to express my gratitude to Murmu ji for gracing us with her presence.”
The Chief Minister also said that he is witnessing an unprecedented level of enthusiasm among the citizens of India ever since the former Jharkhand Governor’s name was declared as the NDA’s choice for the next President of the country.
The Presidential candidate was accompanied by Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal.