Droupadi Murmu’s rise to Raisina Hill is indeed remarkable. A symbolic yet tactical move by the BJP, it marks a strategic shift to broaden its out-reach to India’s tribals
Droupadi Murmu’s election as India’s 15th President brings with it many firsts. If Narendra Modi was the first prime minister (PM) born after India became a Republic, Murmu will be the first Indian head of State born after the Constitution was adopted. As the first tribal leader, the first from Odisha, the second woman and youngest President (she is 64) to take office, her elevation marks a significant point of departure in the social evolution of the Republic.
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This article was first published on Hindustan Times | Jul 21, 2022