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Droupadi Murmu Elected as the 15th President of India

According to reports, 17 MPs cross-voted in favour of the new President

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INDIA: The NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu on Thursday crossed the crucial 50 percent mark after the third round of counting to emerge victorious in the poll over her rival Yashwant Sinha. Murmu crossed the 50% mark of total valid votes, placing herself among the top, getting 2161 votes of the value of 5,77,777.

On the other hand, Yashwant Sinha got 1058 votes of the value of 2,61,062, according to the official statement made by the Secretary General of Rajya Sabha.

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The actual game changer was the third vote count, in which Murmu gained 812 votes and Yashwant Sinha got a fall of 521 votes. According to reports, 17 MPs cross-voted in favour of the new President. Fellow competitor Yashwant Sinha, took to his Twitter to congratulate the new president of India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the new President.

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“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! Congratulations to Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji on this feat”.

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Murmu is an Orissa native, from Rairangpur town in Mayubhanj. Many women from Orissa who mostly pluck tea lined up their baskets of tea leaves on the road in the tea gardens and danced and sang their native songs to celebrate her victory. The entire country is overloaded with happiness and waiting for the new President to take the oath.

Murmu has come a very long way to make this happen. She overcame several obstacles while being from a tribal society. Murmu handled every situation, whether it was on the personal or professional front, with tolerance and utmost honesty.

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