President Election 2022: Draupadi Murmu may be the country's first tribal president

Publish Date: 22 Jun, 2022 |

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has made tribal leader Draupdi Murmu as its candidate for the country's presidential election 2022. If she becomes the President, she will be the first tribal woman to reach the position of the highest civilian of the country. Murmu had earlier also been the Governor of Jharkhand. 

BJP national president JP Nadda said that for the first time, preference has been given to a woman tribal candidate. Now in the presidential election, she has to face opposition candidate and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha. On July 21, it will be decided whether Draupadi Murmu will hold the post of President or Yashwant Sinha will get this chair.

Governor of Jharkhand

By becoming the governor of Jharkhand, Draupadi Murmu had set the record of being the first tribal woman governor of the country. Her tenure as the Governor of Jharkhand was undisputed for a total of 6 years, one month and 18 days. 

Her innings as the first citizen of Jharkhand and the Chancellor of Universities was memorable. After the completion of the term, she left Raj Bhavan in Jharkhand for her village in Rairangpur, Orissa on 12 July 2021 and is living there these days.

If former Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu (64) wins the presidential election, she will become the first tribal woman to hold the country's top constitutional post and there is a strong possibility that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) The decision should be in favor of NDA.

Nomination filing

Voting to choose the next President of the country will be held on 18 July. The counting of votes will take place on July 21. The term of the current President of the country Ram Nath Kovind is ending on July 24. A total of 4,809 voters will vote in the presidential election 2022. No political party can issue whip to its members.

NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu can file nomination on June 25. At the same time, Yashwant Sinha, the opposition candidate, will file his nomination on June 27. The last date for nominations is June 29. Counting of votes will take place on July 21. The new President will take oath on the 25th.


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