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Murmu will be outstanding prez, her victory augurs well for our democracy: PM Modi

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Election of Murmu great pride for India, says Amit Shah

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed confidence that Droupadi Murmu will make an “outstanding” President and said India has scripted history with a daughter from a tribal community being elected to the top post.

Modi visited Murmu’s temporary residence here to congratulate her and said she has emerged as a ray of hope for citizens, especially the poor, the marginalised and the downtrodden.

BJP president J P Nadda also met Murmu to congratulate her.

In a series of tweets, Modi 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!

He congratulated Murmu on being elected to the top Constitutional post.

“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,” he said in tweets.

The prime minister also thanked all MPs and MLAs across party lines who supported her candidature and said her “record victory” augurs well for our democracy.

“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.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah while congratulating Droupadi Murmu for her election as the President of India, in a series of tweets in Hindi, said she has reached this highest position of the country after fighting against the odds and this shows the immense power of our democracy.

“Coming from a very humble tribal family, NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu’s election as the President of India is a moment of great pride for the entire country, I congratulate her,” he said.

The home minister said the victory is a milestone in the direction of realising the resolve of ‘Antyodaya’ and empowerment of the tribal society.

“Even after so many struggles, the selfless spirit with which she devoted herself in the service of the country and society is inspiring for all,” he said.

Shah expressed gratitude to the allies of the NDA, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, other political parties and independent public representatives for casting their votes in favour of ‘tribal pride’ Murmu.

“I am sure that Murmu’s tenure as the 15th President of India will make the country more proud,” he said.

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