On Thursday, Draupadi Murmu was chosen to serve as India's 15th president. She defeated Yashwant Sinha, the nominee of the opposition.
On July 21, the votes were counted. First President of India born after independence, first President of India from an indigenous tribe, and first President of India born in Odisha is 64-year-old Murmu. She is also the second woman to hold the nation's highest post.
Following her victory, twitter was flooded with congratulatory tweets for Murmu:
एक अति सामान्य जनजातीय परिवार से आने वाली NDA प्रत्याशी श्रीमती द्रौपदी मुर्मू जी का भारत का राष्ट्रपति चुना जाना पूरे देश के लिए अत्यंत गौरव का पल है, उन्हें बधाई देता हूँ।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 21, 2022
यह विजय अन्त्योदय के संकल्प को चरितार्थ करने व जनजातीय समाज के सशक्तिकरण की दिशा में एक मील का पत्थर है।
Today is a remarkable day for Indian democracy.— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) July 21, 2022
Smt Droupadi Murmu’s election as the 15th President is a statement of an authentic and inclusive India.
It will serve as an inspiration to millions of our citizens. New India is not just an aspiration; it is becoming a reality.
On behalf of the govt & people of #Nepal, I would like to extend warmest congratulations to Smt Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the 15th President of India. I am confident that the excellent bilateral relations between #Nepal & #India will see newer heights in the days ahead.— Sher Bahadur Deuba (@SherBDeuba) July 21, 2022
Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Smt. Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the 15th President of India.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 21, 2022