Draupadi Murmu to be first ST President of India?

First President of India Babu Rajendra Prasad and his successors till date have been representatives of different communities and religions. Prathiba Patil became first Woman President of India and it almost seems certain for Draupadi Murmu to be the second one.

If elected, she would be the first President of India from Scheduled Tribe community. She swept the floor at Rairangpur Shiva Temple in her home state Odisha. She worked as Jharkhand state Governor, previously.

Odisha state Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik welcomed her candidature and wished her to be the next President of India. BJP Parliamentary Committee announced that after going through 20 probable candidates, they have chosen Draupadi Murmu to be the their candidate.

They said that as any person from Scheduled Tribes never got to be President of India, this will be the best opportunity for someone to be elected as president. BJP’s move could surely get support from even opposition MLAs belonging to ST community. As her win is almost certain, Odisha people are celebrating that she would be first Odisha native to be elected as President of India.

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