Everything About Draupdi Maumu Who Could be the Next President of India

The new president of India is going to be elected in the next month. So many candidates who could be the next president of India are doing the rounds including BJP veteran Najma Heptullah and Mahatma Gandhi’s writer grandson Rajmohan Gandhi. Many say Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided Jharkhand Governor and BJP leader Draupdi Murmu to be the party candidate.




Only few people know about Draupdi Maumu. Here are few things about Draupdi Maumu who could be the next President of India.

– Draupdi Maumu has been a two time BJP MLA from Rairakhol in Mayurbhanj. She has held several portfolios in the BJD-BJP coalition government between 2000 and 2004. She was given the Nilakantha Award for the best MLA in 2007 by the Odisha Legislative Assembly.

– Draupdi Maumu’s election is going to impact the BJP’s prospects in the next Lok Sabha polls in several states with significant tribal population. Her native district which is Mayurbhanj lies on the borders of West Bengal as well as Jharkhand. She will impact tribal votes majorly in the three states while also improving the BJP prospects in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

– She was sworn in as the first woman Governor of Jharkhand in May last year. Maumu is also the first tribal to become the governor of a state in India.
– Draupdi Maumu comes from a Santhal tribal family in Uparbeda village in Kusumi block of Mayurbhanj district. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree. She has worked as a teacher and government clerk before joining the politics.
– Murmu’s election will help improve the BJP’s chances of winning the upcoming assembly polls in Odisha.




– Draupdi Maumu had lost her two sons and husband. She has one daughter who is married. In an interview after she was appointed the Governor of Jharkhand shared how she was completely devastated. But God has given her the strength to continue to serve the people.
– The choice of her being as a president will boost PM Narendra Modi’s new strategy to focus on Dalit and tribal votes.
– If Draupdi Murmu is elected then she will be the second president from Odisha after VV Giri.

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