Draupadi Murmu, who was named as the NDA’s presidential candidate on Tuesday, was originally considered a contender five years ago when President Pranab Mukherjee was about to leave Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The Odisha tribal leader and then-governor of Jharkhand were considered one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s top options at the time.
With the NDA predicted to win 48 percent of the vote, her election as President will be a major boost to the BJP’s tribal agenda. It might also help the party’s chances in Odisha, where it has been trying to build traction against the BJD.
Who Is Shyam Charan Murmu? Meet Draupadi Murmu Husband
Shyam Charan Murmu was Murmu’s husband. They had two sons and a daughter together. Personal traumas, including the deaths of her husband and two boys, have shaped Draupadi Murmu’s life. Her husband is not mentioned in any other way.
Murmu, who hails from the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, began his career as a teacher before entering state politics. She has served as an MLA from Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj twice, both times on a BJP ticket.
She held the Commerce and Transport portfolios under the BJP-BJD coalition government that came to power in 2000, and then the Fisheries and Animal Husbandry positions after that. Even though the BJP was defeated by the by-then estranged BJD in 2009, she was able to win.
Murmu was elected as a Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat councilor in 1997. She was also the vice-president of the Scheduled Tribes Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Draupadi Murmu Age- How Old Is She?
Draupadi Murmu is 64 years old as of now. Draupadi was born in the hamlet of Baidaposi in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha on June 20, 1958.
Murmu was the Minister of State along with independent charge for Commerce and Transport during the Bharatiya Janata Party and Biju Janata Dal coalition administration in Odisha from March 6, 2000, to August 6, 2002, and Fisheries & Animal Resources Development from August 6, 2002, to May 16, 2004.
She served as an Odisha Minister and MLA from the Rairangpur Assembly district from 2000 until 2004. In 2007, the Odisha Legislative Assembly awarded her the Nilkantha award for best MLA.
Draupadi Murmu Family
Biranchi Narayan Tudu is her father’s name. She is a member of the Santal tribe, a tribal ethnic group.
Under the Panchayati Raj system, Tudu and her grandpa were both local headmen.
We will update this section with more information once the details about it are available from a reliable source.