Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated President-elect Draupadi Murmu on Thursday, saying he will be an extraordinary president who will lead from the front and strengthen India’s development path.
In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said: “India is making history. At a time when 1.3 billion Indians are watching Azadi Ka, Amrit Mahotsav, an Indian daughter of tribal origin and born in a remote part of East India, has been elected our President! Congratulations to SMt . Droupadi Murmu Ji for this achievement.”
“The life of Saint Draupadi Murmu Ji, his early struggles, rich ministry and exemplary success motivates every Indian. This is a glimmer of hope for our citizens, especially the poor, marginalized and oppressed.”
Modi praised Murmu as a member of parliament, saying, “St. Draupadi Murmu Ji is an outstanding MLA and minister. He has had an honorable tenure as governor of Jharkhand. I am sure he will be a wonderful President who will lead from the front and encourage India’s travel developments.”
“I would like to thank all MLA and MLA from various parties who supported the nomination of Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji. Your winning record bodes well for our democracy.”