Droupadi Murmu

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Droupadi Murmu
Droupadi Murmu official portrait, 2022.jpg
Official portrait, 2022
15th President of India
Assumed office
25 July 2022
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Vice PresidentVenkaiah Naidu
Jagdeep Dhankhar
Preceded byRam Nath Kovind
8th Governor of Jharkhand
In office
18 May 2015 – 12 July 2021
Chief MinisterRaghubar Das
Hemant Soren
Preceded bySyed Ahmed
Succeeded byRamesh Bais
Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly
In office
5 March 2000 – 21 May 2009
Preceded byLaxman Majhi
Succeeded byShyam Charan Hansdah
ConstituencyRairangpur
Personal details
Born (1958-06-20) 20 June 1958 (age 64)
Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
Shyam Charan Murmu
(m. 1978; his death 2014)
[1]
Children3
Alma materRama Devi Women’s College, Bhubaneswar
ProfessionPolitician

Droupadi Murmu (born 20 June 1958) is an Indian politician who is the 15th President of India since 2022. She was the 8th Governor of Jharkhand from May 2015 to July 2021. She is the first governor of Jharkhand to finish the 5-year term. She was elected president after winning the 2022 election in a landslide victory. She is the youngest and first individual born after India's independence in 1947 to have been elected president.[2]

Personal life[change | change source]

Droupadi Murmu was married to Shyam Charan Murmu. The couple had two sons and a daughter. Her husband and two sons died.

State politics[change | change source]

During the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Biju Janata Dal coalition government in Odisha, She was the Minister of State with independent charge for Commerce and Transport from March 6, 2000 to August 6, 2002 and Fisheries and Animal Resources Development from August 6, 2002 to May 16, 2004.[3] She was former Odisha Minister and an MLA from Rairangpur assembly constituency in the years 2000 and 2004.[4]

Governor[change | change source]

She is the first woman Governor of Jharkhand.[5][6] She is the first woman and tribal leader from Odisha to be appointed a governor in an Indian state.[7][8]

Presidency[change | change source]

Campaign[change | change source]

In June 2022, the BJP picked Murmu as the National Democratic Alliance's candidate for President of India in the 2022 election.[9]

On 21 July 2022, Murmu was announced as the winner of the election, having won in a landslide victory.[10] She is the first adivasi politician to be elected president and the country's second female president.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Who is Draupadi Murmu?". 13 June 2017.
  2. "Droupadi Murmu: India's Youngest President and First to be Born After Independence". MSN. Retrieved 2022-07-21.
  3. "Draupadi Murmu Jharkhand Guv". New Indian Express. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  4. "Narendra Modi government appoints four Governors". IBN Live. Archived from the original on 2015-05-15. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  5. "Draupadi Murmu sworn in as first woman Governor of Jharkhand-I News – IBNLive Mobile". IBN Live. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  6. "Modi government names new governors for Jharkhand, five NE states". The Times of India. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  7. "Ex Odisha minister Draupadi Murmu new Jharkhand Guv". Odisha SunTimes. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  8. "Smt. Droupadi Murmu". Odisha Helpline. Archived from the original on 8 October 2020. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  9. Jun 21, TIMESOFINDIA COM /; 2022; Ist, 21:38. "Draupadi Murmu to be NDA's candidate for presidential polls | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2022-06-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Presidential Election 2022 Result Live Updates: Droupadi Murmu makes history, becomes India's first tribal woman President". The Indian Express. 21 July 2022. Retrieved 21 July 2022.

Other websites[change | change source]

Government offices
Preceded by
Syed Ahmed
Governor of Jharkhand
May 2015 – July 2021
Succeeded by
Ramesh Bais