Murmu files nomination for President, All set to become first tribal lady as president

Today, Droupadi Murmu, a presidential contender for the NDA, submitted her paperwork to Parliament. The tribal leader was accompanied to the presidential polls officer's office by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, and Piyush Goyal, as well as BJP President J P Nadda, Yogi Adityanath, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Manohar Lal Khattar, B S Bommai, Bhupendra Patel, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Pushkar Singh She was accompanied by leaders of the BJP and the YSR Congress, V Vijaysai Reddy and Sasmit Patra.

If elected on July 18, Murmu, an Odisha native, will be the country's youngest president ever. She will occupy the position of tribal president for the first time in the nation and be the second woman to do so after Pratibha Patil.

Murmu's election is all but guaranteed because so many non-NDA parties have backed her, even though the opposition has put Yashwant Sinha forth as its presidential candidate. Murmu has received assistance from YRSCP and BJD. Only the BJP and BJD have 52 percent of the vote, which is sufficient to elect her.

The election of Droupadi Murmu may turn out to be a brilliant political move. Murmu's candidacy will greatly benefit the BJP.

Assembly elections for 18 states are also set for 2024, the year of the national elections. In four of these 18 states, the tribal population is predominate. More than 10% of the population is tribal in 13 states. The BJP has a chance to win over tribal support in each of these states.

Approximately 85% of the indigenous population lives in these 18 states. The BJP hopes to draw in other underprivileged groups by portraying itself as pro-tribal and pro-dalit.

The party also hopes to win back tribal voters for the Lok Sabha elections. In 2014, the party won 27 of the 47 reserved Lok Sabha seats, and in 2019, it won 31 seats.

But due to the lukewarm tribal response, the BJP lost in Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.

Of these 18 states, the BJP controls the governments in 11, including six in the northeast. The BJP hopes to win these states with this appointment and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development push.