What made BJP pick Draupadi Murmu as a presidential candidate

TeknikalRaman

Finance & Business

POSTED BY: Ranjeet Kumar PUBLISHED: Jun 22, 22

BJP President JP Nadda made the announcement on Tuesday, hours after the opposition picked former party veteran Yashwant Sinha as their joint candidate for the July election.

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"After deliberation with all the NDA allies we have decided to name Draupadi Murmu as the presidential candidate," Nadda said.

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"After deliberation with all the NDA allies we have decided to name Draupadi Murmu as the presidential candidate," Nadda said.

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"In order to get agreement on the presidential candidate, Rajnath Singh, a Union minister, and I had earlier discussions with political parties

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 But that didn't come to pass. In the parliamentary party meeting, where we also discussed our presidential candidate,

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 the UPA has already announced its nominee "said he.

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Nadda said that after debating over 20 candidates, it was agreed to select a candidate from the country's east.

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He said that having a woman and a tribal candidate was also under discussion.

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Murmu is a grassroots politician that has achieved a lot of firsts. She was the first tribal leader from Odisha who was also a woman to be named governor of a state

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She was Jharkhand's first governor to finish her tenure in office, holding the position from 2015 to 2021.

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To learn more about Droupadi Murmu click below

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