Shortly after Draupadi Murmu was nominated as the presidential candidate of the BJP-led NDA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 expressed confidence that she will be a ‘great president’ and said the former governor of Jharkhand understood political issues and his compassionate nature. will greatly benefit the country.
BJP Chairman JP Nadda announced the candidacy of Odisha party leader Ms Murmu at a press conference following a meeting of the party’s parliamentary council, which included Prime Minister Modi and other senior leaders.
“Draupadi Murmu Ji has dedicated his life to serving society and empowering the poor, the oppressed as well as the marginalized. She has a wealth of administrative experience and has served as an exceptional governor. I am confident that she will be a great president of our nation,” Mr Modi said in a tweet.
“Millions of people, especially those who have experienced poverty and hardship, draw great life force from Smt. Draupadhi Murmu Ji. His understanding of political issues and his compassionate nature will greatly benefit our country,” he added.
Will take tribal pride to new heights: Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah hailed the decision to nominate the former governor of Jharkhand as the NDA’s presidential candidate and said the move would help lift tribal pride towards more new heights.
In a series of tweets in Hindi, Mr Shah said the announcement of Murmu’s candidacy for the presidency reflected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unwavering resolve for the welfare of women and tribal peoples.
Mr. Shah said that Ms. Murmu has forged a special identity in public life by raising awareness of education in tribal society and serving the public for a long time as a public representative.