Draupadi Murmu: Ms Murmu 64, was a strong contender for the position before the 2017 presidential election. But on this occasion, the also Governor of Bihar, Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit, was named as the government’s choice for the post.
Former Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu has been named as the BJP’s choice for the chairman’s post. Ms Murmu, an ethnical from Odisha, will be leveled against former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been nominated as the opposition’scandidate.However, the 64- time-old will be the first ethnical woman to come the President of India, If tagged.
Draupadi Murmu: Choices to choose the coming chairman will be held on July 18, with the counting of votes on July 21. The Election Commission has said that the new President will take pledge on July 25. Ms Murmu’s name was blazoned after a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board this evening to take a final call on the presidential seeker. BJP president JP Nadda said the board had bandied 20 names for the post and it was decided to choose someone from eastern India, one ethnical and one woman.
Soon after his name was blazoned, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted:
Ms Murmu, 64, was a strong contender for the position before the 2017 presidential election. But on this occasion, the also Governor of Bihar, Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit, was named as the government’s choice for the post. Draupadi Murmu, the first woman governor of Jharkhand, started her political career as a councillor.
Draupadi Murmu: A two- time BJP solon from Odisha, Ms Murmu was a minister in the Naveen Patnaik press when the Biju Janata Dal or BJD ruled the state with the support of the BJP. He also headed the Mayurbhanj quarter unit of the BJP in Odisha and represented Rairangpur in the Odisha Legislative Assembly.
Patnaik tweeted moment felicitating Ms. Murmu:
There’s enterprise that the BJP may calculate on Jharkhand’s ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha party along with their support for the pates, putting the government in a comfortable position. Before moment, Yashwant Sinha was chosen as the agreement seeker ofnon-BJP parties. His name came after three former opposition selections Nationalist Congress principal Sharad Pawar, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and former governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi declined offers to stand.
The President is tagged by the members of the Electoral College, which includes both the Houses of Parliament and the Legislative Assemblies of all countries, as well as tagged members of the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry.