History was made in India as it names a first tribal woman as its presidential candidate
Droupadi Murmu a 64-year-old tribal Indian woman and an active politician have been named by Prime Minister Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as its presidential candidate in the next India election.
Murmu was once a state governor in the Indian governing BJP party but has been a lifelong teacher from Odisha (Orissa) state in southern India.
“If elected, she would be the country’s first tribal leader in the top post. The president in India is the head of the state, but does not exercise executive powers.
He or she is elected by the members of both the houses of parliament and of the legislative assemblies of states and federally-administered union territories.”
Droupadi Murmu has been a member of the ruling BJP Party for long time.
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