Droupadi Murmu remarked on Tuesday that she is both astonished and thrilled. As a daughter of the soil, Droupadi Murmu said she would ask the BJD for support in the presidential elections.
By choosing a tribal woman for the top position, the Narendra Modi-led administration has now demonstrated the validity of the BJP’s campaign slogan, “Sabka saath, Sabka vishwas.” Murmu, a former tribal chief who is now a governor, expressed her surprise and joy at the NDA’s nomination of her for the position, on national television.
Murmu said that she was both happy and surprised. She had never considered running for the top position as a tribal woman from the Mayurbhanj district.
Murmu responded that she is “optimistic about support from all members of the Odisha Legislative Assembly and MPs” when asked if she will get support from Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which currently holds over 2.8% of electoral college votes for the presidential elections.
"I'm surprised, I wasn't able to believe it. I'm thankful, do not wish to speak much. Whatever powers are there of a President in the Constitution, I'll work accordingly."🙏 pic.twitter.com/09bIgqNmyP
— Draupadi Murmu 🇮🇳 (@DraupadiMurmu__) June 22, 2022
आभार और धन्यवाद यशस्वी प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदीजी मुझे राष्ट्रपति पद का उम्मीदवार बनाने के लिए।🙏🙏
— Draupadi Murmu 🇮🇳 (@DraupadiMurmu__) June 21, 2022
CM Naveen Patnaik says that It is a proud moment for Odisha
Naveen Patnaik, the chief minister of Odisha, praised Draupadi Murmu and said it was a “great moment” for the residents of his coastal state.
Patnaik congratulated Murmu sayin, Congratulations to Smt. Draupadi Murmu for being named the NDA’s presidential candidate. When Honourable PM Narendra Modi talked about this to him, he was thrilled. For the people of Odisha, it is undoubtedly a proud moment.
Congratulations Smt #DraupadiMurmu on being announced as candidate of NDA for the country’s highest office. I was delighted when Hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji discussed this with me. It is indeed a proud moment for people of #Odisha.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) June 21, 2022
PM consider Murmu to be a great President
Prime Minister Naredra Modi took it to Twitter and posted that millions of people, especially those who have struggled with poverty and adversity, find immense inspiration in Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji’s life. Her awareness of policy issues and compassion for others will be extremely beneficial to our nation.
Showing his confidence in Draupadi, the Prime Minister added that Draupadi Murmu has dedicated her life to helping the underprivileged, oppressed, and marginalised members of society. She has extensive managerial expertise and a distinguished record as governor. In his opinion she will be a fantastic President of our country.
Millions of people, especially those who have experienced poverty and faced hardships, derive great strength from the life of Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji. Her understanding of policy matters and compassionate nature will greatly benefit our country.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 21, 2022