On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Droupadi Murmu for winning the presidential election and said that India has written history by electing a tribal woman as the nation’s first citizen.
India writes history. A tribal community member who was born in a rural area of eastern India has been chosen as our President at a time when 1.3 billion Indians are celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav! He tweeted, “Congratulations to Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji on this accomplishment.”
The prime minister added that Murmu has become a beacon of hope, particularly for the underprivileged and marginalized. Every Indian is inspired by Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji’s life, early hardships, extensive service, and exceptional accomplishment. She has arisen as a beacon of hope for our population, particularly the underprivileged, outcasts, and oppressed, he remarked.
In addition, PM Modi congratulated all MPs and MLAs from all political parties who have backed the incoming president. For our democracy, he remarked, “Her record victory augurs favourably.”
Amid celebrations outside Murmu’s temporary residence in New Delhi, Modi arrived there soon after Returning Office for the poll P C Mody announced that she had crossed the halfway mark of the total votes after the third round of counting. The prime minister gave her a bouquet and greeted her.
He was joined by BJP president J P Nadda. Celebrations were held at several places across the country and the BJP also put up congratulatory banners and posters.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also congratulated Droupadi Murmu saying it was a very proud moment for everyone in Odisha. Patnaik said Murmu’s journey from a humble beginning to becoming the first citizen of the country was an inspiring and a shining example of women’s empowerment. “Congratulate the daughter of #Odisha, Smt #DroupadiMurmu on being elected as 15th President of India,” Patnaik tweeted. “It is indeed a very proud moment for everyone in Odisha that she has been elected for the highest office in the country,” he said.
AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, along with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and NCP leader Sharad Pawar, have all congratulated Droupadi Murmu.