If elected, Murmu will be India's first tribal President and also the first born after Independence.
BJP president J P Nadda lauded Dhankhar as a "kisan putra".
BJP president JP Nadda announced the name of the 64-year-old former governor of Jharkhand.
Those who have Class 12 qualification will be admitted to the academies on the basis of this entrance exam and the Services Selection Board (SSB) interview.
The Supreme Court has recently dismissed the centre’s stand that women would be allowed to enter NDA from May next year.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to accept the Centre's request to allow women candidates to appear for the entrance exam to the NDA from next year, saying it doesn't want women to be denied their right.
The Defence Ministry has informed the Supreme Court that a notification allowing women candidates to appear for the entrance exam to the National Defence Academy (NDA) will be out by May next year.
Contrary to earlier surveys that predicted a massive LDF win, the exit polls hinted at a stiff electoral battle, making UDF hopeful.
COVID-19 protocol would be in place in all the booths. Body temperature would be checked before allowing the voter in the booth. Those with above normal temperature would be asked to wait before they would be checked again.
Political party workers are ploughing each nook and cranny of the constituency to turn it in their favour as Janata Dal’s former minister takes on one of the young MLAs of the Congress.