Draupadi Murmu: 15th President of India (NDA Candidate)

By Durga Prashanna Mishra|Updated : July 21st, 2022

Draupadi Murmu is the 15th President of India and wins the presidential poll by an overwhelming margin. Murmu became the first person from a tribal background to become the president. National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by BJP picked Draupadi Murmu for the Presidential Election. Since then Draupadi Murmu has been in limelight in the news media, and people are discussing Murmu's life journey. 

Narendra Modi’s led government made a historical record by putting emphasis on choosing the first Tribal woman for the presidential race. This masterstroke was welcomed by all NDA leaders, and now they are thrilled to see Murmu as the 15th President of India.

15th President of India: Draupadi Murmu

Nearly 4,800 elected MLAs and MPs voted on Monday to elect the 15th President of India. The polling started from 10 am to 5 pm at the parliament house, and state legislative assemblies. 

As per the data of the Election Commission of India, 100% of voting by MLAs was reported from, Karnataka, MP, Manipur, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Puducherry, Sikkim, and Tamil Nadu. The 15th President of India will take oath on July 25 as President Ram Nath Kovind’s tenure will end on 24th July.

NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu won by a thumping margin beating the opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha. Murmu will succeed Ram Nath Kovind to become the 15th president of India. The counting process went on for 10 hours, and P C Mody declared Murmu got 6,76,803 votes against Sinha's 3,80,177 votes.

Journey of Draupadi Murmu

India’s first tribal woman presidential candidate is the 15th president of India. NDA amazed all people by picking Murmu for the presidential election. Hailing from the Mayurbhaj district of Odisha, coming from a tribal community, Murmu started as a teacher, and in 2015 she entered into Odisha politics.

Murmu was the first female governor of Jharkhand, and she had the full support of BJD as she came from Odisha state. Murmu was born in Baidaposi of the Mayurbanj district of Odisha. Coming from a tribal family, she has dealt with poverty, and her childhood had been full of challenges and hardships.

Overcoming all the odds, and living in the least developed areas she was able to earn her bachelor’s degree in Arts from Ramadevi Women’s college. she started her career in politics as the Vice-Chairman of Rairangpur NAC. Murmu was an MLA for 4 years from 2000-2004. For tremendous work, Murmu was awarded Nilkantha and also portrayed as the best party worker & MLA. She has hands-on experience with ministries such as commerce, transport, animal husbandry, and fisheries in the Odisha government.

Despite belonging to a backward area in a tribal family, Murmu’s family members were educated and held good positions in the village. She was married to Shyam Charan Murmu having 2 sons & 1 daughter. Murmu serves society in various roles coming from the Santhal community, and now she is all set to become the 15th President of India after being Jharkhand’s governor.

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