64-year-old Droupadi Murmu, an NDA candidate won the presidential elections in a virtual landslide by defeating the opposition candidate Yashwanth Sinha. Her victory turned out to be a mere formality the moment her candidature was announced and it was proven today when she got 53% of the votes in the third round itself. She won more than 64 per cent valid votes in a day-long counting of ballots of the MPs and the MLAs and will be succeeding the current President Ramnath Kovind.
In the process Droupadi Murmu created history by becoming the first tribal woman to become the President of India.Apart from it,she is the first President to be born after India's Independence and is the youngest to become the President. She is the second woman President of India. The moment her candidature was announced,there was split in the opposition ranks and even today overwhelming cross voting was witnessed.
Congratulatory messages started pouring in from all quarters.
President Ramnath Kovind posted 'Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Smt. Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the 15th President of India."
PM Modi shared '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'
AP CM Jagan Mohan Reddy
Warmest congratulations to President-elect Smt Droupadi Murmu ji for being voted the Head of State.Wishing her the very best for taking office and embarking on her journey as India’s 15th President.May she continue to serve the nation with utmost devotion and dedication.
A Truly Historic Moment for India!1st Tribal Woman President gets elected!Hearty Congratulations Madam #DraupadiMurmuJi !! Your journey to the position of President of our Great Country is hugely inspirational to every Indian & even more to the 110 Million Tribal population."
Chandra Babu Naidu
Hearty congratulations to Her Excellency, Smt. Draupadi Murmu Ji, on being elected as the 15th President of India. I wish her a successful and fulfilling tenure in the service of our country.