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Who is Draupadi Murmu?

Smt. Draupadi Murmu (born 20 June 1958) is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party. She is the official nominee of the BJP led National Democratic Alliance for the 2022 Indian presidential election. 

She previously served as the ninth Governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021. She belongs to the Schedule Tribe community from the state of Odisha in India. She is the first governor of Jharkhand to complete the five year term, and the first tribal to be nominated to the post of President of India.

NDA picks Droupadi Murmu, Opposition goes with Yashwant Sinha

NDA picks Droupadi Murmu, Opposition goes with Yashwant Sinha
NDA picks Droupadi Murmu, Opposition goes with Yashwant Sinha

The ruling NDA and the opposition both declared their nominees for the upcoming presidential polls in July, with the BJP’s parliamentary board nominating former Jharkhand governor Droupadi Murmu, who hails from Odisha and will be the first Tribal woman to be President of India. The Opposition declared former finance minister Yashwant Sinha as its candidate.

The BJP called a meeting of its parliamentary board, of which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a member, late on Tuesday evening and after a meetings lasting a little over an hour declared Ms Murmu’s name as candidate.

Other members of the Parliamentary Board, the BJP’s highest decision making body, include Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Roads and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP general secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh.

Draupadi Murmu Biography, Wiki

Born in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, Murmu belongs to a Santhal family – a tribal ethnic group. She began her career as an assistant teacher at the Shri Aurobindo integral Education Centre in Rairangpur.

Thereafter, she had working with the Odisha government as part of the irrigation and power department. Murmu’s political career took off in 1997 as she won local elections as a councillor.

In the same year, she became the state vice president of the BJP’s ST Morcha. Contesting on a BJP ticket Murmu won twice from the Rairangpur seat, becoming a Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Odisha government in 2000.

In 2007 Murmu had incidentally been felicitated by the Odisha Assembly for being the best MLA of the year. Over the next decade or so she held several leading roles within the BJP, serving as the state president of the ST Morcha and as the BJP district president of Mayurbhan.

In 2015 she was sworn in as the first woman Governor of Jharkhand. She was also the first woman and tribal leader from Odisha to be appointed as Governor of an Indian state.

Draupadi Murmu Biography Wikipedia
Draupadi Murmu
Born20 June 1958 (age 64)
Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Shyam Charan Murmu (deceased)
Children2 sons (deceased), 1 daughter
Alma materRama Devi Women’s University
ProfessionPolitician

Draupadi Murmu Career

During the Bharatiya Janata Party and Biju Janata Dal coalition government in Odisha, she was the Minister of State with independent charge for Commerce and Transport from March 6, 2000 to August 6, 2002 and Fisheries and Animal Resources Development from August 6, 2002 to May 16, 2004.

She was former Odisha Minister and an MLA from Rairangpur assembly constituency in the years 2000 and 2004.

She is the first woman Governor of Jharkhand. She is the first woman and tribal leader from Odisha to be appointed a governor in an Indian state.

The voting for the Presidential poll is scheduled to be held on July 18 and counting to be held on July 21. June 29 is the last date for filing the nomination.

Murmu was also Mayurbhanj’s BJP District President from 2002 to 2009, and again in 2013. She served as a Cabinet minister in the Naveen Patnaik government and was a two-time BJP MLA in Odisha. In Odisha, a coalition government led by the Biju Janata Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party was in power at the time.

She received the Neelkanth Award for Best Legislator from the Odisha Legislative Assembly. Murmu was the leader of the BJP’s Mayurbhanj district unit in Odisha and represented the Rairangpur region in the state legislature.

She also served as Jharkhand’s first female governor. Virender Singh, Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court, delivered the oath to Murmu.

Draupadi Murmu had lost her husband and two boys, yet she remained unfazed in her determination to serve her society. She has 20 years of experience fighting for the tribal community’s upliftment and is a key tribal face for the BJP.

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Who is Draupadi Murmu?

Smt. Draupadi Murmu (born 20 June 1958) is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party. She is the official nominee of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance for the 2022 Indian presidential election. 

How old is Draupadi Murmu?

Draupadi Murmu is currently 64 years old.

Why is Draupadi Murmu trending?

The ruling NDA and the opposition both declared their nominees for the upcoming presidential polls in July, with the BJP’s parliamentary board nominating former Jharkhand governor Droupadi Murmu, who hails from Odisha and will be the first Tribal woman to be President of India. The Opposition declared former finance minister Yashwant Sinha as its candidate.

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