How much do you know about Draupadi Murmu, the NDA's Presidential candidate?The sixteenth presidential election in India will be held on 16 July. The opposition parties in India have announced Yashwant Sinha as their consensus candidate. Sinha was a former minister in the BJP-led NDA government under the Primeministership of Atal Bihari Bajpai.
However, the present BJP-led NDA has chosen the former Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu as its presidential candidate. She was also considered a presidential candidate five years ago when President Pranab Mukherjee was to retire.
Draupadi Mumru is a BJP leader who belongs to the Santhal tribe of Odisha and hails from the Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. Before entering politics, she was a teacher. She was the ninth Governor of Jharkhand during the period 2015 to 2021. She won the MLA election twice in 2000 and 2009 on a BJP ticket and was a minister in the BJD-BJP coalition government in Odisha. She was selected as the best MLA by the Odisha Legislative Assembly in 2007 and received the Nilkantha award.
How much do you know about Draupadi Murmu, the NDA's Presidential candidate?