Updated: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 09:34 PM IST
BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu was elected as the 15th President of the Republic of India on Thursday, July 21st. In the Presidential polls in 2022, Murmu defeated the opposition's joint candidate Yashwant Sinha. PM Narendra Modi visited President Murmu's house and congratulated her in person. BJP national president JP Nadda also visited her house to congratulate her.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tweet wrote, "India scripts history. At a time when 1.3 billion Indians are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a daughter of India hailing from a tribal community born in a remote part of eastern India has been elected our President! Congratulations to Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji on this feat."
"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," he said.
India scripts history. At a time when 1.3 billion Indians are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a daughter of India hailing from a tribal community born in a remote part of eastern India has been elected our President!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 21, 2022
Congratulations to Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji on this feat.
Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji's life, her early struggles, her rich service and her exemplary success motivates each and every Indian. She has emerged as a ray of hope for our citizens, especially the poor, marginalised and the downtrodden.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 21, 2022
Congratulatory messages started pouring in on social media as politicians, leaders are extending their wishes to newly elected president Droupadi Murmu. Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind extended his wishes and wrote, "Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Smt. Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the 15th President of India."
Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Smt. Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the 15th President of India.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 21, 2022
Delhi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets and congratulates #DroupadiMurmu on being elected as the new President of the country. BJP national president JP Nadda is also present.— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2022
Visuals from her residence. pic.twitter.com/5wrcpCXElC
Union HM Amit Shah congratulates NDA's #DroupadiMurmu on being elected as the President of India; thanks "NDA allies, other political parties & independent representatives for voting in favour," of her. He further added, "I am sure her tenure will make the country more proud." pic.twitter.com/2gzhZElZyP— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2022
India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh taking to Twitter extended his congratulations and wrote, "She has been active in working for welfare of villages, poor, deprived. Rising amidst them she has reached the highest constitutional post today. This is the proof of power of India's democracy."
Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba congratulates #DroupadiMurmu on being elected as the President of India.— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2022
"I am confident that the excellent bilateral relations between Nepal & India will see newer heights in the days ahead," he tweets. pic.twitter.com/dHHCUNx7vs
Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha also congratulated Draupadi Murmu and said, "I heartily congratulate #DroupadiMurmu on her victory in Presidential Election 2022. I hope—indeed,every Indian hopes—that as 15th President she functions as Custodian of Constitution without fear or favour. I join fellow countrymen in extending best wishes to her."
Congratulations and best wishes to Smt. Droupadi Murmu ji on being elected as the 15th President of India.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 21, 2022
Uttarakhand | A tribal person with simple and humble beginnings is getting the honour of becoming the President of India. The election of Droupadi Murmu has further bolstered the faith of the public in democracy and the Constitution: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami pic.twitter.com/i6mFLxlnFd— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) July 21, 2022
It's a great & historic moment as the President's post will now be held by a tribal woman. It's something that was inconceivable many years ago...I'd like to thank all who voted for our President #DroupadiMurmu, PM& other leaders who made this possible: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma pic.twitter.com/qU4ANuFIBw— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2022
"Today she has been elected to the highest Constitutional post in the country. This is speciality of India's democracy. I extend to #DroupadiMurmu heartiest congratulations. I'm confident that she'll make India proud by carrying out her duties," said Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan after Draupadi Murmu's win.