Who will be India’s next President? Initial discussions in the BJP have catapulted veteran party leader Murli Manohar Joshi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj as top favourites. But…… however this is the first occassion that a tribal woman from Odisha is likewise in the race to become the president of this country.
The lady is the first woman leader from Odisha to be appointed as a governor in an Indian state. She’s also the first woman governor of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu. The 59 years old lady may emerge as a surprise pick.
Haivng an impressive political and social career spanning almost two decades. No tribal has been elected as the President. Murmu, whose career started in 1997 when she was elected as a councillor and then to the Odisha assembly, which once hailed her as the best MLA of the year. Murmu has effectively sought after social causes and assumed an essential part in group elevate in Odisha.
The electoral college which elects the President is made up of 4,896 legislators – 776 Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members and 4,120 MLAs. All MPs have an equal vote value of 708 while that of MLAs depends on the population of the state. Of the 1.098 million votes in the electoral college now, the majority would be 549,001.
The BJP has 282 Lok Sabha and 56 Rajya Sabha individuals and 1,126 MLAs the nation over. In spite of the fact that it rules 10 states all alone, it is out of force in crowded states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.
The BJP-drove National Democratic Alliance would require around 75,000 a larger number of votes than it now needs to guarantee that its chosen one wins the presidential post.
In 2012, Congress-sponsored UPA chosen one Pranab Mukherjee crushed BJP candidate P.A. Sangma by around 40 for every penny votes.