Draupadi Murmu is the first governor of Jharkhand to complete the five year term (2015-2021), since its formation in the year 2000.
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the BJP, has named former Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu as it’s candidate for the President poll. This comes few hours after the opposition declared former union minister Yashwant Sinha as its candidate for the prestigious election, which is likely to see a close contest before the 2024 general polls.
Murmu, a BJP member, is the first governor of Jharkhand to complete the five year term (2015-2021), since its formation in the year 2000. She belongs to the Schedule tribe cast community.
During the Bharatiya Janata Party and Biju Janata Dal coalition government in Odisha, She was the Minister of State with independent charge for Commerce and Transport from March 6, 2000 to August 6, 2002 and Fisheries and Animal Resources Development from August 6, 2002 to May 16, 2004. She was also former Odisha Minister and an MLA from Rairangpur assembly constituency in the years 2000 and 2004.