Draupadi Murmu named NDA’s candidate for Presidential polls Thirapathi Murmu has been declared the presidential candidate of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance.
Draupadi Murmu is the first Tribal President of India and the second woman President of the Republic if elected President.
Born on June 20, 1958, Tirupati Murmu served as the Governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021.
Murmu hails from Mayurbhanj district of Orissa and hails from a tribal community. Murmu started as a teacher and later entered Odisha politics. He was a two-time BJP MLA from Mayurbhanj (2000 and 2009) from Rairangpur.
He has held several important positions within the party during his political career. He began his political career in 1997 by succeeding as Councilor and becoming Vice-President of Rairangpur, Orissa.
Murmu was also a member of the National Executive Committee of the BJP’s SD Morcha from 2013 to 2015.
That same year, he was elected state vice-president of the BJP’s SD Morcha.
Murmu has held various ministries in Odisha such as transport and trade. He has also worked in various fields such as fisheries and animal husbandry.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter: “Mrs. Draupadi Murmu ji has dedicated his life to serving the society and empowering the poor, downtrodden and oppressed. He has competent management experience and has served as an outstanding governor. I hope he will be the best president in our country. ”