New Delhi: 

All MPs of the BJP have been invited to dinner on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda, two days before the presidential election, the party said on Wednesday.

All MPs have been asked to reach Delhi on Saturday for a meeting in a parliament auditorium at 6:30 pm, where they will be briefed about the voting process.

The next day, all MPs and ministers of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) have been called for a similar meeting.

The BJP-led coalition has nominated Droupadi Murmu to be the next President, and her election on Monday against the opposition’s candidate Yashwant Sinha appears certain.


In selecting a woman from the Adivasi community, the BJP has drawn widespread support across the political spectrum.

The latest to pledge support was former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s faction of the Shiv Sena despite its alliance with opposition parties.

If elected, Ms Murmu will be the first tribal woman to be the President.