Droupadi Murmu emerges as India’s President

Droupadi Murmu was elected as the country’s president Thursday with the backing of the ruling party, making her the first person from the marginalized community to occupy the top post, According to the Indian Express.

Murmu, who is from the Santhal tribe, obtained the mainly ceremonial position with the support of more than half the electorate of MPs and state legislators. Murmu was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the post. Modi tweeted to congratulate Murmu, saying her “exemplary success motivates every Indian.

“She has emerged as a ray of hope for our citizens, especially the poor, marginalized, and the downtrodden.” Her opponent, Yashwant Sinha, an ex-member of the BJP and former finance and external affairs minister, also tweeted his congratulations.

Presidential Election Result 2022: Bharatiya Janata Party’s Droupadi Murmu was elected as the 15th president on Thursday as the counting of votes concluded on Thursday.  She defeated the opposition, Yashwant Sinha. With this, Murmu became the first tribal woman and the second woman to hold the position.  Murmu is also the first President to be born after independence and is the youngest to occupy the top post. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with party president JP Nadda visited Murmu’s residence in Delhi to congratulate the leader. 

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