Draupadi Murmu surprised to be declared Presidential candidate, Patnaik said – Proud moment for Odisha

Former Jharkhand governor and tribal leader Draupadi Murmu will be the candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the upcoming presidential election. Party President Jagat Prakash Nadda announced his candidature on Tuesday after a meeting of the BJP’s highest policy-making body, the Parliamentary Board. From a junior assistant in the Irrigation and Power department in Odisha to being nominated as the BJP-led NDA’s presidential nominee, tribal leader Draupadi Murmu’s journey has been a long and difficult one. If elected, Murmu will be the first President of India to belong to the tribal community.

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I am happy and surprised to be declared Presidential candidate: Murmu

The ruling National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu on Tuesday said she hopes to get the support of MPs and MLAs of all parties in Odisha as she is the daughter of that state. Murmu, who has traveled from tribal leader to governor, said that she got information through TV that she has been declared as the country’s highest candidate by the NDA.

Murmu told reporters at his residence in Rairangpur, “I am surprised and happy. As a tribal woman hailing from Mayurbhanj district, I never thought that I would be made a candidate for this post.” He said that the NDA government has proved the BJP’s slogan “Sabka Saath Sabka Vishwas” by electing tribal women.

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Asked if he would get the support of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Murmu said, “I hope I will get the support of all the MLAs and MPs of Odisha.” The BJD has more than 2.8 percent of the votes in the Electoral College for the presidential election. He said, “I am the daughter of this state. Being an Odia, I have the right to request everyone to support me.”

Born in the Santhal community, Murmu started her political career as a member of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat in 1997 and went on to become a minister in the BJD-BJP coalition government in 2000 and the first woman governor of Jharkhand in 2015. Murmu, a two-time MLA from Rairangpur seat, had also won from her seat in 2009 when the BJD broke its alliance with the BJP just weeks before the elections. BJD got a landslide victory in this election.

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Murmu said, “I had not expected this opportunity. I was not participating in political programs for more than six years after becoming the governor of the neighboring state of Jharkhand. Hope everyone will support me.” After the announcement of Draupadi’s candidature, there is an atmosphere of happiness in her native Mayurbhanj district. A large number of people are congratulating him.

Meanwhile, BJP MP from Bargarh Suresh Pujari said, “We are all very happy with the party’s decision to field a tribal woman as its candidate for the presidential election. It is for the first time that a daughter of this earth will be elected to this post.” Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Bisishwar Tudu said, “I am especially happy because Murmu belongs to my Lok Sabha constituency and my tribal community. .”

After the opposition, NDA also announced the presidential candidate, Draupadi Murmu’s name is final.

Proud moment for Odisha: Patnaik

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday expressed happiness over the nomination of Draupadi Murmu as its presidential candidate by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA, saying it was a matter of pride for the people of her state. is the moment. Patnaik, congratulating Murmu on his candidature, tweeted, “I am happy when Hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji discussed this with me. It is indeed a proud moment for the people of Odisha.” Patnaik said he was sure that Murmu “will set an example for women’s empowerment in the country.” Had made his candidate and this time by making a tribal leader a candidate for this post, he has tried to give a message in the society.

Making Draupadi Murmu presidential candidate will take tribal pride to new heights: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday hailed the decision of declaring former Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu as the NDA’s candidate for the presidential election and said the move would work to take tribal pride to new heights. In a series of tweets, Shah said the announcement of Murmu’s candidature for the post of President is a reflection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unwavering resolve for the welfare of women and tribals. He said, “Today is a very important moment for the country, when the NDA led by Narendra Modi and headed by JP Nadda has announced the name of Draupadi Murmu ji as the presidential candidate.”

He said, “Whether it is women empowerment or restoring the pride of tribal identity under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the amount of work done in this direction in the last 8 years has never been done before. Today’s decision is a reflection of the same unwavering resolve of Prime Minister Modi for the welfare of women and tribals.

Shah said, “Draupadi Murmu ji has made a unique identity in public life by spreading awareness about education in the tribal society and serving the public for a long time as a public representative. I wish her all the best on becoming a candidate for this dignified post and I am sure she will definitely win.

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