My nomination reflection of 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas': Draupadi Murmu

New Delhi: BJP-led NDA’s presidential candidate, Draupadi Murmu said that her “Nomination as a candidate for the post of President of India is reflection of the ideal ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas aur ab Sabka Vishwas’.” She also added that “No tribal person has ever occupied the post of President of India.” 

Congratulating Draupadi Murmu on her nomination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to the twitter and said “Smt. Draupadi 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.” 

 BJP-led NDA on Tuesday announced former Governor of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu’s name as a Presidential candidate for the upcoming elections.

On the other hand, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today announced that former Minister of Finance and External Affairs Yashwant Sinha will be the common candidate of the Opposition parties for the Presidential election, which will take place on July 18, 2022, said a statement. Murmu is the first major tribal female Presidential candidate in India’s history. Once elected, she will be the first tribal President of India and the second-ever female President.

She is the first major Presidential candidate from Odisha and once elected will become first President of the country from the state of Odisha.

The late date for filing nominations for the Presidential election is June 29, the polling will take place on July 18 and the votes will be counted on July 21.


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