Who is Draupadi Murmu? Education, Political Career, Social Work & More

Droupadi Murmu

The candidate for the presidential election has been selected by NDA after doing a number of meetings and decisions. The BJP has declared that Droupadi Murmu is going to be the candidate for the presidential polls.

 About Droupadi Murmu’s political background

From the state of Odisha, a woman named Droupadi Murmu is an Indian politician and member of the Bhartiya Janata Party.

In the Indian Presidential Election 2022, she is the official nominee of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. From the year 2015 to 2021, she has served as the ninth governor of Jharkhand.

Draupadi Murmu’s Selection for presidential election

The BJP ended up choosing a candidate for the presidential election on the same day that the opposition party announced its candidate (Yashwant Sinha). The BJP has chosen former Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu as its candidate for the upcoming election.

A meeting was held to decide on the candidate’s name. Droupadi Murmu’s name was chosen at a BJP parliamentary board meeting in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders like Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, JP Nadda, Rajnath Singh, and others were also part d the decision-making team.

Murmu Family tragedy and education

Murmu is 64 years old and has trouble with everything. She was married to Shyam Charann Murum and he died due to some health issues. The couple has 3 children 2 sons and one girl.

One of her sons died under mysterious circumstances in 2009 and the other in 2012 due to a road accident. She has a daughter who is married and is happily living in Bhubaneswar. As a girl from an Odisha small district Mayurbhanj, she has completed her degree with lots of consequences.

She is holding a degree in bachelor’s in art from a women’s college named Rama Devi which is in Bhuvneshwar.

Work Background of Draupadi Murmu

Jharkhand’s first governor, born on June 20, 1948, Droupadi Murmu is a common Santhal tribesperson. She began her teaching she was one of the junior assistants at the irrigation department in Odisha.

She worked as a researcher in the Shri  Aurobindo Integral Education college without charging any money, in 1997 and was elected to the Rairangpur constituency twice, in 2000 and 2009, after serving as vice president of the BJP’s scheduled tribe morcha. She has also handled different ministries in Odisha like the transport and commerce ministry, animal husbandry, and many other multiple departments.

After the Droupadi Murmu was selected as the candidate for the presidential election prime minister Narendra Modi tweeted appreciation for her.

Dradupadi Murmu’s reaction (Tweet from ANI):

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