NDA presidential nominee Droupadi Murmu, who is in West Bengal to seek support for her candidature for the July 18 election, on Tuesday visited the ancestral house of Swami Vivekananda in north Kolkata.
Murmu was accompanied by BJP leaders Suvendu Adhikari, Sukanta Majumdar, Agnimitra Pal and others. She garlanded the statue of Swamiji at his ancestral home on Simla Street and paid obeisance to him. Murmu was handed over books of Ramakrishna Paramhansa by monks of the Ramakrishna Mission.
The NDA presidential candidate signed the visitors’ book kept at the house of Swamiji.
Murmu is visiting various states to garner support from lawmakers for the presidential poll. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has recently said that Murmu, a tribal BJP leader from Odisha, could have been a consensus candidate had the saffron party discussed with the opposition parties before fielding her.