Jagan Mohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh extended support on Thursday to Draupadi Murudu, NDA presidential candidate. If she wins, she will be the first tribal woman in the position.
According to an official statement from the state government, CM Jagan believes it is in line with his previous emphasis on the representation of the SC and ST, BC, as well as minority communities.
Jagan has been a great advocate for these communities over the past three years and ensured that they were well represented in the cabinet. They accounted for 70% of the cabinet’s total.
The CM will be unable to attend Draupadi Murmu’s filing of nominations because of the previous scheduled cabinet meeting. It said that Vijaysai Reddy, Rajya Sabha member as well as party parliamentary affairs leaders Midhun Reddy, will be attending the filing of nominations by Draupadi Murmu.
Murmu arrived in Delhi earlier in the day and met with Prime Minister NarendraModi, Amit Shah, and JP Nadda, BJP National President. The July 18 election will see the election of the presidential position.
Droupadi Mudu will file her nomination papers this Friday.
She is the first Odisha presidential hopeful to represent a major alliance or political party. She continues to break down barriers and was the first female governor of Jharkhand. From 2015 to 2021, she was Jharkhand Governor.
Droupadi Murmu was born to a poor tribal family in Mayurbhanj in Odisha’s backward district of Odisha. She completed her education despite difficult circumstances. She was a teacher at Shri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre in Rairangpur.
Her political career began as Rairangpur NAC vice chairman. Droupadi Mudmu was a member from Rairangpur of Odisha Legislative Assembly in 2000 to 2004. She was a minister and held portfolios in Transport and Commerce, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries. From 2004 to 2009, she was again MLA in Odisha’s assembly.
In 2007, the Odisha assembly awarded her the ‘Nilakantha Trophy’ for the best MLA. She was a junior associate in the Irrigation and Power Department from 1979 to 1983. She was vice-president of ST Morcha, 1997.
Droupadi Mudu was a national executive of BJP’s ST Morcha between 2013 and 2015. She also served as BJP chief of Mayurbhanj West in 2010 and 2013. She was the chief of BJP’s ST Morcha Odisha between 2006 and 2009. From 2002 to 2009, she was a member the national executive of BJP ST Morcha.
The vote for the next President in India will start on July 18, and the counting will be on July 21.