2022 presidential election: Draupadi Murmu, tribal leader from Odisha, is BJP’s candidate for president

The BJP on Tuesday named Draupadi Murmu, a tribal leader of the party from Odisha, as a candidate in the July 18 presidential election. The decision on the name was made during the party’s parliamentary board meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Murmu, 64, a former governor of Jharkhand, will be the first tribal woman to hold the highest constitutional position if elected, a big possibility as numbers pile up in favor of the BJP-led NDA.

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