NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu departs for Delhi and requests everyone's cooperation, according to pre
Updated: Jul 19
Droupadi Murmu, the NDA's candidate for president, called for everyone's cooperation on Thursday in the election to elect the nation's leader. She also promised to meet with every elector before the voting day on July 18 to ask for their support.
At 9.40 AM, Murmu boarded a flight out of Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar bound for Delhi. As many of her friends and well-wishers gathered at the airport to bid her farewell, a tribal dance was organised. On Wednesday night, she travelled 280 kilometres by road from her hometown of Rairangpur in the Mayurbhanj district to the capital of Odisha, receiving cheers and wishes from travellers along the route.
"I thank all and urge cooperation from everyone for the presidential election," Murmu said in a brief statement she released before leaving for the national capital. Before July 18, I will meet with every voter (lawmaker) and ask for their support.
The country loves my mother for her simplicity and soft-spoken character, according to Itishree Murmu, the NDA presidential candidate's lone daughter who was present at the airport. She gave me the family's obligations before she left to serve the country. Itishree Murmu, a bank employee in Bhubaneswar, is now on maternity leave to care for her baby, who is two months old.
Aparajita Sarangi, a local MP, and Samir Mohanty, the state BJP president, welcomed Droupadi Murmu to Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. She slept the night there, according to an official. She had planned to visit Unit-II Girls' High School in Bhubaneswar, but she had to abandon that idea because she was followed everywhere she went. She also intended to offer prayers at the Shree Lingaraj temple nearby, but the delay in her arrival forced her to abandon that plan, according to the official. However, Murmu was received at the guest house by several of her college academics and some of her school teachers.
The headmistress of her school, Kalyani Mishra, declared, "We are thrilled that our alumna is expected to become the future President of India." The now-university Rama Devi Women's College was where the previous governor of Jharkhand received her education.
After graduating, Murmu also worked as a class-III employee for the Odisha Irrigation Department.