Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Reddy supports Droupadi Murmu for President

Draupadi Murmu, the NDA presidential candidate who would be the first indigenous woman to assume the job if she wins, received support from Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday.

According to a formal statement by the state government, CM Jagan thinks it is consistent with the priority he has always placed on the representation of the SC, ST, BC, and minority groups.

The improvement of these towns has received a great deal of attention in the previous three years from CM Jagan, who even made sure they had a strong presence in the cabinet with a majority of 70 percent.

However, owing to the already arranged cabinet meeting, the CM will be unable to attend Draupadi Murmu’s submission of nominations. Vijaysai Reddy, a member of the Rajya Sabha and a leader in the party’s parliamentary affairs, and Midhun Reddy, a member of the Lok Sabha, were added as attendees.

Ms Murmu attended discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and BJP National President JP Nadda earlier in the day after arriving in Delhi. On July 18, there will be elections for the position of president.

On Friday, Droupadi Murmu will submit her nomination paperwork.

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She is the first major political party or alliance’s presidential nominee from Odisha. She is still breaking down boundaries and was Jharkhand’s first female governor. From 2015 until 2021, she was the governor of Jharkhand.

Despite difficult conditions, Droupadi Murmu finished her schooling despite coming from a low-income tribal household in the rural Odisha region of Mayurbhanj. She was a teacher at Rairangpur’s Shri Aurobindo Integral Education Center.

As vice-chairman of the Rairangpur NAC, she began her political career. Between 2000 and 2004, Droupadi Murmu represented Rairangpur in the Odisha Legislative Assembly. She served as a minister and was in charge of the fisheries, commerce, and animal husbandry ministries. From 2004 through 2009, she was again a member of the Odisha legislature.

She received the “Nilakantha Award” for best MLA from the Odisha legislature in 2007. Between 1979 and 1983, she worked as a junior assistant in the irrigation and power department. She served as the state ST Morcha’s vice president in 1997 and has held several organizational positions in the BJP.

In addition to serving as the BJP district chairman of Mayurbhanj (West) in 2010 and 2013, Droupadi Murmu was a member of the national executive of the BJP’s ST Morcha from 2013 to 2015. She led the BJP’s ST Morcha in Odisha between 2006 and 2009. From 2002 to 2009, she served on the BJP ST Morcha’s national leadership.

The vote for India’s next president will begin on July 18, and the results will be announced on July 21.