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Draupadi Murmu: The many firsts and how BJP led NDA gains from her candidature

Draupadi Murmu

Prior to joining politics, she served as the honorary assistant teacher in Shri Aravindo Integral Education and Research, Rairangpur, and also as junior assistant in Irrigation Department.

New Delhi, Jun 22: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announced on Tuesday that Draupadi Murmu would be its presidential candidate. In her candidature the BJP led NDA has many advantages.

Murmu hails from Odisha and has been the tribal face of the party in the national level for many years.

She is also the first woman leader from Odisha to be appointed as Governor. She began her political career in 1997 when she was elected councilor in the Rajrangpur district in Odisha. She was elected as MLA from the same constituency in 2000.

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