Droupadi Murmu, the BJP's Presidential Candidate

TeknikalRaman

Finance & Business

POSTED BY: Ranjeet Kumar PUBLISHED: Jun 22, 22

The Modi administration has chosen Droupadi Murmu, a tribal woman leader, to run for president

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 In the elections scheduled for July, she will compete against former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha

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The 64-year-old would be India's first tribal woman president if she were to win the election

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According to BJP Chief JP Nadda, the parliamentary board of the party debated 20 candidates for the position 

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before choosing an east Indian, a tribal, and a woman.

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2015 saw the swearing-in of Ms. Murmu, a Santhal, as the first female governor of Jharkhand.

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Ms. Murmu, an Odisha native and two-term BJP member, served as a minister in the Naveen Patnaik administration

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during the Biju Janata Dal or BJD's reign of the state with the help of the BJP. She has a wide range of administrative expertise

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having worked in the Odisha government's transport, commerce, fisheries, and animal husbandry ministries.

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She began her political career as a councillor before rising to the position of vice chair of Rairangpur's National Advisory Council.

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She advanced in the party's Scheduled Tribe Morcha in Odisha in 2013 to the position of national executive member.

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Click below to learn more about Droupadi Murmu 

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