Who is Draupadi Murmu? All you need to know about BJP’s choice for Presidential polls

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Draupadi murmu nda presidential candidate , On Tuesday as the NDA’s candidate for the presidential polls next month, was first considered a contender five years ago, when President Pranab Mukherjee was set to leave Rashtrapati Bhavan.

At the time, the Odisha tribal leader and then governor of Jharkhand was considered to be among the top choices of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Draupadi Murmu Personal life

Draupadi was born on 20 June 1958 in Baidaposi village of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. Her father’s name is Biranchi Narayan Tudu. She belongs to Santal family, a tribal ethnic group.

Murmu was married to Shyam Charan Murmu. The couple had two sons and a daughter. Draupadi Murmu’s life has been marked by personal tragedies and the loss of husband and two sons.

Hailing from Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, Murmu started out as a teacher before entering state politics. She has been an MLA twice, on BJP ticket, from Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj (2000 and 2009). During the BJP-BJD coalition government that came to power in 2000, she held the Commerce and Transport, and, subsequently, the Fisheries and Animal Husbandry portfolios. She managed to win in 2009 even as the BJP paled against the challenge put up by the by-then estranged BJD.

Before she became an MLA, Murmu served as councillor in the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat, after winning elections in 1997, and as vice-president of the BJP’s Scheduled Tribes Morcha. In 2015, Murmu was sworn in as the first woman Governor of Jharkhand.

In her personal life, Murmu has seen much tragedy, having lost both her husband Shyam Charan Murmu and two sons.

Modi On Draupadi Murmu

Smt. Droupadi 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.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 21, 2022

Her expected win as President – with the NDA commanding 48% of the electoral vote – will be a big boost to the BJP’s tribal push. It might also bolster the party’s hopes in Odisha, where it has been struggling to increase its footprint against a dominant BJD.

Draupadi murmu family

NDA presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu was born on 20 June 1958 in a tribal family in Odisha.

Draupadi murmu family Photo

Draupadi murmu husband

Late Shyam Charan Murmu.

draupadi murmu daughter

Her daughter’s name is Itishree Murmu.

draupadi murmu sons

She has no son. She had lost her two sons.

draupadi murmu religion

Tribals.

draupadi murmu cast

Hindu tribals.

Draupadi murmu qualification

He is a graduate.

President of India election 2022

who is draupadi murmu ?

Murmu Draupadi is the BJP Presidential candidate 2022.

Where was Draupadi Murmu the governor?

Murmu has been the Governor of Jharkhand

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