Highlights of Droupadi Murmu’s swearing-in: “My election is the greatness of India, the mother of democracy,” says President Murmu

Droupadi Murmu with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik during a meeting in Delhi. (PTI photo)

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik with BJD MPs meet Droupadi Murmu

BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, along with his party MP Droupadi Murmu, met here on Sunday and congratulated her on her election victory.

A native of Odisha, Murmu was also a minister in the state’s BJD-BJP alliance government. Patnaik congratulated Murmu on her overwhelming victory in the presidential election and wished her well, said BJD MP Sasmit Patra, who was accompanying him.

Murmu also thanked Patnaik for supporting her candidacy.

Describing her as the daughter of Odisha, Patnaik said Murmu’s election victory was a very proud moment for everyone in the state. The Prime Minister said he wished Murmu the very best for her upcoming term, Patnaik called her journey from humble beginnings to becoming the country’s first female citizen inspirational and a shining example of women’s empowerment. – PTI

Union Interior Minister Amit Shah called the election of Droupadi Murmu “historic” and said on Saturday the BJP has always been successful in choosing presidential candidates down the uncharted path, nominating former presidents APJ Abdul Kalam and Ram Nath Kovind.

“Recently, the polls for the election of the President were completed. Droupadi Murmu was elected the country’s new president by a large majority. It is obvious that only one of the two candidates running in the presidential elections will win, but that Droupadi Murmu achieves the post of President and Smt Droupadi Murmu becomes Her Excellency Droupadi Murmu is nothing but a historic event in the last 75 years Shah said, speaking at an event organized by Gujarat Police in Gandhinagar on Saturday.

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

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