Former Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu has been nominated as the NDA’s presidential candidate
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announced Draupadi Murmu as their presidential candidate on Tuesday.
If elected, Murmu will be India’s first tribal president and the country’s second female president.
Murmu, who was born on June 20, 1958, was the Governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021.
Murmu began his career as a teacher before entering Odisha politics. He is from the Mayurbhanj area of Odisha and comes from a tribal family. On a BJP ticket, she was elected MLA twice from Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj (2000 and 2009).
Throughout her political career, she has held a number of crucial roles within the party.
From 2013 to 2015, Murmu served on the national executive of the saffron party’s ST Morcha.
“Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji has devoted her life to serving society and uplifting the underprivileged, downtrodden, and marginalised,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted after the NDA’s presidential candidate was announced. She has extensive administrative experience as well as a successful governorship. I am convinced that she would serve our country well as President.”
Millions of people, especially those who have experienced poverty and faced hardships, derive great strength from the life of Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji. Her understanding of policy matters and compassionate nature will greatly benefit our country.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 21, 2022
“The life of Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji inspires millions of people, especially those who have struggled with poverty and adversity. PM Modi continued, “Her policy understanding and sympathetic temperament will significantly benefit our country.”