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Draupadi Murmu becomes 15th President of India, first tribal to hold the post

BJP-led NDA’s presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu was on Thursday elected as the 15th president of India. She defeated Opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha. The counting of votes was held on July 21.

64-year-old Murmu is the first Indian President from a tribal community, the first Indian President from Odisha, and the first President of India to be born after independence. Besides, she is the second woman to hold the highest office in the country.

The term of the incumbent President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to end on July 24. Draupadi Murmu is slated to be sworn in as the President of India on July 25, 2022.

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