The BJP-led NDA has named Smt. Droupadi Murmu as its presidential candidate on 21 June, 2022. She is a former Jharkhand governor and an Odisha minister.
Smt. Murmu has filed her nomination on 24th June, polling will take place on July 18, and votes will be counted on July 21.
If she is elected, she will be India’s first tribal President and the country’s second female President.
Smt. Droupadi Murmu is Odisha’s first major political party or alliance presidential candidate. She is still breaking barriers and was the first female governor of Jharkhand. She was the Governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021.
Smt. Murmu completed her studies despite coming from a poor tribal family in the village of Mayurbhanj, a backward district in Odisha. She was a teacher at the Shri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre in Rairangpur. She was born on June 20, 1958, and studied at Ramadevi Women’s College in Bhubaneswar.
She began her political journey as the vice-chairman of the Rairangpur NAC. Smt. Murmu served in the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Rairangpur from 2000 to 2004.
She served as Minister of Transport and Commerce, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries. From 2004 to 2009, she was a member of the Odisha assembly once more. The Odisha assembly honoured her with the ‘Nilakantha Award for Best MLA’ in 2007.
Between 1979 and 1983, she worked as a junior assistant in the Irrigation and Power Department. She has held several organisational positions within the BJP, including vice president of the state ST Morcha in 1997. She was the President of the BJP’s Odisha ST Morcha from 2006 to 2009. From 2002 to 2009, she served on the BJP ST Morcha’s national executive.
Smt. Murmu was a member of the BJP’s ST Morcha’s national executive committee from 2013 to 2015, and she was the BJP district president of Mayurbhanj (West) in 2010 and 2013.
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.
@Jagat Prakash Nadda
Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji with her rich administrative experience, her great history of self-less social service and relentless zeal to work for the upliftment of society, will make her a great President for our country. Under the leadership of Hon. PM @narendramodi Ji, it was an honour to announce her as the Presidential candidate from NDA. Her personality is an inspiration to us all and a benchmark for us all to follow. Her contributions to our nation are immense and she possesses a lot of expertise in different areas which will be of great benefit to our country. Her efforts towards the upliftment of the marginalised sections of the society are also widely celebrated.