Tribal lady becoming President of India, this history will be written with golden words:- BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussian
Srinagar:- Draupadi Murmu will be the first tribal president of India and the second female president in the country’s history.
Soon after her winning, BJP has started celebrations all over the country including Srinagar.
“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! Congratulations to Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji on this feat.” Tweets PM Modi
“Thank you Prime Minister @narendramodi your your lovely messages and such beautiful words. I am extremely happy today and can’t express my gratitude more.” Replied Murmu to Modi.
“Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji’s 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.” Said Modi.
“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.” He said.
“I would like to thank all those MPs and MLAs across party lines who have supported the candidature of Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji. Her record victory augurs well for our democracy.” Modi said.
Meanwhile while talking to reporters during celebration programme BJP leader and minister Syed Shahnawaz said that history will be written with gold words as a tribal women has become PM of India and it is proud moment for all.
He thanked PM Modi and BJP high command for choosing Murmu for this prestigious post as she was welcomed and supported by one and all.
He thanked all MPs and MLAs who have voted in her favour and said that history will be written with golden words.
Murmu was first female governor of Jharkhand and She was also the first Odia woman and tribal leader to be named governor of an Indian state and serve for the full term of her office.
A two-term former MLA from Rairangpur, Murmu held on to her assembly seat in 2009 when the BJD had snapped ties with the BJP weeks ahead of the state elections which were swept by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
Having been born into a tribal family that was battling with poverty in one of the country’s most remote and underdeveloped districts, her childhood had been full of challenges.
Overcoming all odds, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Ramadevi Women’s College in Bhubaneswar and served as a junior assistant in the irrigation and power department in the Odisha government.
She began her political career as the vice-chairman of the Rairangpur NAC. In addition, the Odisha Legislative Assembly honoured her with its Best MLA of the Year 2007 award.
She has diverse administrative experience having handled ministries such as transport, commerce, fisheries and animal husbandry in the Odisha government.