President Election 2022: Terming it a historic occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the NDA’s Droupadi Murmu for becoming the new President of India on Thursday evening.
“India scripts history. At a time when 1.3 billion Indians are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a daughter of India hailing from a tribal community born in a remote part of eastern India has been elected our President! Congratulations to Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji on this feat,” PM Modi posted on Twitter.
Asserting that Droupadi Murmu has had an outstanding track record of public service during her political career, PM Modi said that her victory will help impove the condition of the disadvantaged sections of the soceity.
“Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji has been an outstanding MLA and Minister. She had an excellent tenure as Jharkhand Governor. I am certain she will be an outstanding President who will lead from the front and strengthen India’s development journey,” PM Modi said.
“Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji’s life, her early struggles, her rich service and her exemplary success motivates each and every Indian. She has emerged as a ray of hope for our citizens, especially the poor, marginalised and the downtrodden,” he added.
“I would like to thank all those MPs and MLAs across party lines who have supported the candidature of Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji. Her record victory augurs well for our democracy.”
Draupadi Murmu is the 15th President of the country. She is the first tribal and the second woman to take charge of the highest post in the country.
The total number of valid votes was 3219 with a total value of 8,38,839. Droupadi Murmu got 2161 votes of the value of 5,77,777. Yashwant Sinha – the joint candidate of the opposition – secured 1058 votes of the value of 2,61,062
According to news agency ANI, 17 MPs have cross-voted in the Presidential elections, in favour of NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu.