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Draupadi Murmu with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik during a meeting in Delhi. (Picture PTI)

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik with BJD MPs meet Draupadi Murmu

BJD Supremo and Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik along with MPs from his party met Draupadi Murmu here and congratulated her on her election victory.

Murmu hails from Odisha and also served as a minister in the BJD-BJP alliance government in the state. Patnaik congratulated Murmu on his landslide victory in the presidential election and wished him all the best, said BJD MP Sasmit Patra, who was accompanying him.

Murmu also conveyed his thanks to Patnaik for supporting his candidacy.

Describing her as the daughter of Odisha, Patnaik said Murmu’s election victory was a moment of great pride for everyone in the state, the chief minister said. the country’s first inspiring citizen and a shining example of female empowerment. –PTI

Calling Draupadi Murmu’s election “historic”, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday that the BJP had always successfully taken the uncharted path when selecting presidential candidates , naming former presidents APJ Abdul Kalam and Ram Nath Kovind.

“Recently, the polls for the election of the President ended. Draupadi Murmu was elected the new President of the country by a large majority. It is obvious that only one of the two candidates vying for the presidential election will win, but for Draupadi Murmu to ascend to the position of President and for Smt Draupadi Murmu to become His Excellency Draupadi Murmu, it is nothing but a historic event in the past 75 years,” Shah said, addressing at an event organized by Gujarat Police in Gandhinagar on Saturday.

“For the first time after independence, a woman from a tribal community – also one of the most backward tribes, the Santhal – became the country’s first citizen. This is a very big victory for the country’s democracy,” Shah said.