Droupadi Murmu is the BJP’s Presidential candidate. She has been given Z Security by the Central Reserve Police Force round the clock. The CRPF has been providing security since this morning following orders from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
If elected, Draupadi, the 64 year old leader from Odisha will be the first tribal and the second woman to become the President of India. She served as Governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021 and has the credit of being the first governor to complete the term in the state.
She was considered for the post of President in 2017 itself but lost out to Ram Nath Kovind. Draupadi’s political career began when she won an election for councillor in Rairangpur, Odisha. She later won the assembly election in 2000 and became a minister in the BJD-BJP government in the state.