Meet Draupadi Murmu – BJP’s Pick For President

New Delhi: Draupadi Murmu, who was on Tuesday declared BJP-led NDA’s presidential candidate, is a former Governor of Jharkhand and a former Odisha minister.

She will face opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha in the presidential contest on July 18. If elected, she will be the first tribal President of India and the country’s second female President.

  • Droupadi Murmu is the first presidential candidate from Odisha of a major political party or alliance. She continues to break barriers and was the first woman governor of Jharkhand. She served as Jharkhand Governor from 2015 to 2021.
  • Born in a poor tribal family in a village of Mayurbhanj, a backward district in Odisha, Droupadi Murmu completed her studies despite challenging circumstances. She taught at Shri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Rairangpur.
  • Born on June 20, 1958, she pursued BA at Ramadevi Women’s College Bhubaneswar.
  • She started her political career as Rairangpur NAC vice-chairman. Droupadi Murmu was a member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Rairangpur between 2000 and 2004. As a minister, she held portfolios of Transport and Commerce, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries. She again served as MLA in the Odisha assembly from 2004 to 2009.
  • In 2007, the Odisha assembly honoured her with the ‘Nilakantha Award’ for best MLA.
  • She served as a junior assistant in Irrigation and Power Department between 1979 and 1983.
  • She has held several organisational posts in BJP and was vice president of state ST Morcha in * 1997.
  • Droupadi Murmu was a national executive member of BJP’s ST Morcha from 2013 to 2015 and served as BJP district chief of Mayurbhanj (West) in 2010 and 2013.
  • Between 2006 and 2009, she was chief of BJP’s ST Morcha in Odisha. She was a member of the national executive of BJP ST Morcha from 2002 to 2009.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after the declaration of Droupadi Murmu as NDA presidential candidate that she has devoted her life to serving society and empowering the poor. He expressed confidence that she will be a great President.

He said in a tweet that Droupadi Murmu had an outstanding gubernatorial tenure.

“Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji has devoted her life to serving society and empowering the poor, downtrodden as well as the marginalised. She has rich administrative experience and had an outstanding gubernatorial tenure. I am confident she will be a great President of our nation.

“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,” he added.

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