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India Elects Droupadi Murmu Second Female President

By John Efosa

A former Teacher, Droupadi Murmu has been elected the 15th President of India.

The 64-year-old Murmu, who was endorsed by over half of parliamentarians and state legislators

will be the second woman President after Pratibha Patil.

Born in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, she started her career as a teacher before joining politics.

Murmu held Ministerial positions and became Governor of Jharkhand in May 2015, the first woman to hold the position.

“As a tribal woman from remote Mayurbhanj District, I had not thought about becoming the Candidate for the top post,” she said.

President of OFBJP West Africa, Sanjay Srivastava, said the victory had brought about significant social change.

Srivastava expressed confidence that Murmu’s election would translate to the achievement of remarkable feats.

“We are so excited over Droupadi Murmu’s victory, being the country’s second female President after Pratibha Patil.

“We hereby congratulate her and the entire India nation, we look forward to a progressive nation,” NAN quoted him


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