BJP President JP Nadda has announced that Droupadi Murmu, the former Governor of Jharkhand will the the Presidential candidate for NDA. If elected,the 64 year old Murmu, will be the first woman tribal President of India

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.
Million of people, especially those who have experienced poverty and faced hardships, derive great strength from the life of Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji. Her understanding of policy matters and compassionate nature will greatly benefit our country.

Shri. Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India

Droupadi Murmu was born on 20 June 1958 in Baidaposi village of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. She belongs to Santal family, a tribal ethnic group. She began her career as teacher before becoming the BJP MLA of Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj in 2000 and in 2009.

She became the Minister of Commerce and Transport and then subsequently Fisheries and Animal Resources department between 2000 and 2004. In 2015, Murmu was sworn in as the first woman Governor of Jharkhand.

Murmu is the first woman tribal Governor of an Indian state.

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