India has got its second woman President, Droupadi Murmu. the candidate of NDA, defeated opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha to win the Presidential election. Murmu registered a thumping win and got more than 64 per cent of valid votes. She will be the 15th President of India, succeeding Ram Nath Kovind.
Murmu will be the first Indian from the tribal background to take the Raisina Hill.
She will take the oath on 25th July as Ram Nath Kovind’s tenure is ending on July 24.
After 10 hours of long counting process, PC Mody, the returning officer, said that Murmu got 6,76,803 votes against 3,80,177 votes of Yashwant Sinha. Murmu’s win was probably confirmed when the returning officer announced after the third round of voting that she had already got 53 per cent of valid votes.
Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Gujrat, Haryana, Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh are the states where Droupadi Murmu got nearly all the votes. Every MP has a vote value of Rs 700 in the presidential polls; therefore, Murmu had a total vote value of Rs 5, 23, 600 i.e. 72.16 per cent of the total valid vote numbers of MPs.
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Droupadi Murmu’s tribe background was the prime reason that helped her to be the NDA’s foremost choice of the presidential candidate. Hence, BJP is targeting the SC community votes in forthcoming state elections in Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, as these states include a significant population of tribal communities.