The Congress has 71 MLAs and the BJP 14 in the Chhattisgarh Assembly, while the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have three and two members.
National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu will visit Raipur on Friday (today) to seek the support of MPs and MLAs of Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh. A BJP leader from Chhattisgarh said that Draupadi Murmu will reach the Swami Vivekananda airport here at around 9 am and will meet MLAs and MPs at a hotel in the city
In Chhattisgarh's 90-member state assembly, the Congress has 71 MLAs and the BJP 14, while the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have three and two members, respectively.
Of the 11 Lok Sabha MPs in the state, nine are from the BJP and two from the Congress. There are four Rajya Sabha members from the Congress and one from the BJP from the state. Senior BJP tribal leader Nand Kumar Sai said Pratibha Patil was the first woman President of India, while Draupadi Murmu would be the first woman from the Scheduled Tribe community to hold the highest office.
He appealed to the MPs of the tribal-dominated state to support the candidature of Draupadi Murmu. Tribals constitute 32 percent of Chhattisgarh's population.