Draupadi Murmu from Odisha on Thursday scripted history by winning the crucial presidential election to become the 15th President of India. The daughter of Odisha will succeed incumbent Ram Nath Kovind.
Soon after the announcement of the result, Murmu was flooded with congratulatory messages with President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other leaders and dignitaries wishing her for being elected to the highest constitutional post in the country.
Incumbent President Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter to wish Draupadi Murmu and wrote, “Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Smt. Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the 15th President of India.”