India’s First Tribal Woman President, the presidential candidate of the NDA, became India’s first tribal woman president on Thursday. She beat her opponent, opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha, by 947 votes, getting 64.03 percent of the electoral college votes to Sinha’s 35.97 percent.
India’s First Tribal Woman President
The first was President Ram Nath Kovind
Murmu, who is 64 years old, is only the second former member of the BJP to be elected President. The first was President Ram Nath Kovind. She got the votes of 2,824 people, including 540 MPs. Sinha, on the other hand, got the votes of 1,877 people, including 208 MPs.
Even though the outcome of the presidential election was clear, and the leaders of the opposition were not surprised by it, the anti-BJP bloc can take some pride in the fact that they did better than they did five years ago, when the NDA candidate beat the opposition’s candidate, Meira Kumar. In fact, 64.03 percent of first preference votes for Murmu are the lowest since President V V Giri got 48.01 percent in 1969.
NDA leaders were happy to see support for her from both sides of the aisle
But there are questions about whether or not the opposition was able to accomplish what they set out to do by calling this a battle of ideas. Support from parties like BSP and JD(S) for Murmu, the dramatic defection of her fellow Santhal, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, at the last minute, and confusing messages from high-ranking people like TMC boss Mamata Banerjee made it hard to understand what was going on.
Also, by the time the counting was done, there was strong evidence that 17 MPs and 126 MLAs had left their parties to vote for the former teacher from Odisha. These numbers were based on early estimates. NDA leaders were happy to see support for her from both sides of the aisle. This showed that a tribal constituency was growing in central and eastern India and seemed to back up the BJP’s reasoning for promoting a tribal woman from a poor background who overcame poverty, personal tragedies, and social biases to become a minister and then the Governor of Jharkhand.
Counting of votes for president began at Parliament House
After making a big deal about how “pro-ST” they are with Murmu, they are likely to take advantage of any goodwill among tribals in Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, as well as the Northeast, which is home to many tribal communities.
Even though the odds were against them, the opposition group failed to get people excited. Sinha was brought into the battle because Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, and Gopalkrishna Gandhi all refused to fight. With a number of UPA allies, like the Shiv Sena and JMM, as well as Mamata Banerjee’s TMC, which wanted credit for Sinha’s candidacy, on the verge of leaving, and with rumors that a lot of MPs and MLAs would cross-vote, the opposition was ready for a worse showing than what the final numbers showed. Thursday at 11 a.m., counting of votes for president began at Parliament House. After 9:30 p.m., Droupadi Murmu was named the winner by returning officer P.C. Mody.
According to Shiv Sinha:
Sinha admitted that Murmu had won around 8 p.m., after the third round of counting was done and Murmu had passed the halfway point. Sinha said in a statement congratulating Murmu that every Indian hopes she will protect the Constitution as the 15th President without fear or favor. He also thanked the leaders of the opposition parties for picking him as their consensus candidate in this election.
“I also want to thank everyone who voted for me in the Electoral College. “I accepted the offer of the opposition parties based on Lord Krishna’s teachings in the Bhagvad Gita, which say, ‘Do your duty without expecting the fruits of it,'” he said. PM Narendra Modi and BJP president JP Nadda went to Murmu’s home to give her their best wishes. “Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji has been a great MLA and Minister. She did a great job as governor of Jharkhand. After Murmu’s win, the PM said on Twitter. That he was sure she would be a great President who would lead from the front and help India get ahead.
Droupadi Murmu was named the winner by returning officer P.C. Mody
At 11 a.m. Thursday, Parliament House began counting presidential ballots. P.C. Mody declared Droupadi Murmu the winner at 9:30 p.m. Sinha confessed Murmu won after the third round of counting and Murmu exceeded the halfway point. Sinha congratulated Murmu, saying every Indian believes she’ll preserve the Constitution without fear or favor. He praised opposition party leaders for making him their consensus candidate.
“I’d also like to thank Electoral College voters.”
I accepted the opposition parties’ offer based on Lord Krishna’s Bhagvad Gita teachings: “Do your duty without anticipating the fruits”. “said PM Modi and BJP president JP Nadda visited Murmu’s residence. “She was a fantastic MLA and Minister. As Jharkhand governor, she fared well. After Murmu’s win, the PM declared on Twitter that she’d be a terrific President who’d lead India forward.