NDA choice Droupadi Murmu scooped up over 60 percent of the total vote value
New Delhi: Droupadi Murmu becomes India’s first tribal on Monday. At 64, Ms. Murmu becomes the youngest and India’s first president to be born after Independence. She was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India, N V Ramana in the Central Hall of Parliament.
She got 64.03 percent of the total vote value after three rounds of counting, whereas Yashwant Sinha ended up with35.97 percent. Fests broke out across the country on Thursday, complete with sweets and various ethnic dances.
Taking the podium in the Central Hall packed with dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet, members of Parliament, chief ministers, and Former President Pratibha Patil, President Murmu touched on a range of issues related to tribal communities, sustainable development, the government’s Digital India and Vocal for Local initiatives, as well as its handling of the Covid pandemic.