25 July 2022
Congratulations Smt. Droupadi Murmu elected as India’s first tribal President! 🇮🇳
Smt. Droupadi Murmu scripted history to become the first tribal leader to be elected as the President of India.
Smt. Droupadi Murmu sealed her victory in the Presidential election over opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha by crossing the half-way mark and polling well over 53% votes by the end of third round itself.
She is the first President to be born after independence and is the youngest to occupy the top post. She is also the second woman to become the President.
National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Droupadi Murmu secured victory in the Presidential poll after the third round of counting on Thursday.
After the end of the counting process that continued for more than 10 hours, returning officer P C Mody declared Murmu as the winner and said that she got 6,76,803 votes against Sinha’s 3,80,177 votes.
Murmu won by an overwhelming margin against Opposition’s Yashwant Sinha after receiving over 64 per cent valid votes in a day-long counting of ballots of MPs and MLAs, comprising the electoral college. With votes clearly stacked in Murmu’s favour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated President-elect and said that she had emerged as a ray of hope for our citizens, especially the poor, marginalised and the downtrodden.
Prime Minister also visited her residence to congratulate her after she emerged victorious in presidential poll.
“India scripts history. At a time when 1.3 billion Indians are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a daughter of India hailing from a tribal community born in a remote part of eastern India has been elected our President!” PM said congratulating Murmu on this feat.
He noted that Murmu life, her early struggles, her rich service and her exemplary success motivates each and every Indian.
“She has emerged as a ray of hope for our citizens, especially the poor, marginalised and the downtrodden…Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji has been an outstanding MLA and Minister.
She had an excellent tenure as Jharkhand Governor. I am certain she will be an outstanding President who will lead from the front and strengthen India’s development journey,” PM added in series of tweet.