Former Jharkhand governor and tribal chief Droupadi Murmu will likely be BJP-led NDA candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, confirmed BJP chief J P Nadda on Tuesday evening.
“For the primary time, choice has been given to a lady tribal candidate. We announce Droupadi Murmu as NDA’s candidate for the upcoming Presidential elections,” mentioned BJP chief JP Nadda.
He added, “BJP parliamentary board mentioned 20 names for presidential nominee, it was determined to choose somebody from east India, a tribal & lady.”
BJP introduced its candidate hours after Yashwant Sinha was named the joint opposition candidate for presidential polls. Sinha is a former Union Minister within the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA authorities.
Murmu was married to late Shyam Charan Murmu and has one daughter, Itishree Murmu. She has accomplished her commencement from Ramadevi Ladies’s School Bhubaneswar earlier than beginning to work as governor of Jharkhand state. Droupadi Murmu has additionally been Member of Legislative Meeting of Rairangpur, Odisha earlier than changing into the Minister of State (Impartial Cost), Govt.of Odisha, Division of Transport and Commerce.
Shortly after the announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a tweet, praised Murmu and mentioned, “Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji has devoted her life to serving society and empowering the poor, downtrodden in addition to the marginalised. She has wealthy administrative expertise and had an excellent gubernatorial tenure. I’m assured she will likely be an excellent President of our nation.”
“We’re completely happy to announce that we’ve got unanimously chosen Yashwant Sinha because the frequent candidate of the opposition events for the presidential election, which is able to happen on July 18, 2022,” mentioned Congress chief Jairam Ramesh whereas studying out a joint assertion publish on the announcement.
“In his lengthy and distinguished profession in public life, Shri Yashwant Sinha has served the nation in varied capacities — as an in a position administrator, achieved parliamentarian and acclaimed Union Minister of Finance and Exterior Affairs. He’s eminently certified to uphold the secular and democratic character of the Indian Republic and its Constitutional values,” the assertion added.
(With enter from companies)