Draupadi Murmu, BJP’s Pick For Next President?
New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi has already kept option of the name Draupadi Murmu as President even though the BJP panel is seriously considering names including that of Najma Hepthullah.
According to highly placed source of BJP from New Delhi, choosing Murmu as President has lots of advantages for BJP. Main reason is Tribal trump card which will push opposition into trouble making it difficult to vote against her and if she wins, she will be the first Adivasi President of India.
Draupadi Murmu, who hails from Odisha state, is the tribal face of the BJP in Mayurbhanj District of Odisha. She took charge as Governor of Jharkhand two years ago and became the first woman from Odisha to become Governor.
Prior to that, she held many portfolios in Naveen Patnaik led Biju Janatha Dal Government. She was chosen as best MLA and was felicitated with Nilkantha award.
BJP will fetch if it files Murmu as candidate hoping to counter opposition allegations of the NDA Government of being anti-tribal. At present scenario, Murmu’s name is almost finalised for Presidential candidate, but we can’t say as BJP is known to spring a surprise.