Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir Congratulate India’s New President Droupadi Murmu


History was created in the field of politics on Thursday as NDA’s Draupadi Murmu was elected as the 15th President of Independent India after defeating opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha by a huge margin leading in all three rounds.

Remarkably, Draupadi Murmu is the first tribal women President and 2nd Women President of India. The oath ceremony is on July 25, Monday.

Murmu has accumulated 53.13 per cent of the total vote value after three rounds of counting. There is still one more round to go, in which votes of nine states and two Union Territories will be counted.

Draupadi Murmu is only the second woman President of India

Draupadi Murmu secured victory in the Presidential poll after the third round of counting: out of the 3,219 valid votes counted so far, she bagged 2,161 while the opposition nominee, Yashwant Sinha, could manage only 1,058.

Celebration in the country, especially among the tribal community, broke out as soon as the news of Murmu’s triumph was confirmed.

Wishes and tributes poured in from all corners on social media for the iconic figure in Indian political history.

Draupadi Murmu
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Among many, the cricket fraternity too joined the bandwagon, led by none other than Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar. The 49year-old former batsman took to Twitter to sent his congratulations to the new President, and also highlighted on her journey to the top as inspirational.

“Smt. Draupadi Murmu ji’s journey of progress despite personal hardships can inspire people across all walks of life. Heartiest congratulations on being elected the next Hon. President of India,” Tendulkar tweeted.

“Wishing the best of health & happiness to outgoing Hon. President Ram Nath Kovind ji,” the Master Blaster added.

BJP’s Gautam Gambhir, the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup winner, also took to Twitter to congratulate Murmu on his historic conquest on Thursday.

Gautam Gambhir, who is the Member of Honourable Parliament from East Delhi, tweeted celebrating Murmu’s immense achievement.

“The highest offices of this country are not reserved for the privileged anymore. Hard work and public service will reach the top! Congratulations to Smt. Droupadi Murmu ji!” wrote Gambhir in his tweet that has now gone viral.

Here, check out the former KKR skipper’s tweet:

Senior Indian wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik, too, tweeted on Draupadi Murmu’s extraordinary ascendancy. Karthik, who in a few days’ time will leave for the West Indies for the T20I series, was effusive in praise for the new President, calling her journey and struggle as inspirational.

“Heartiest congratulations to Smt. #DraupadiMurmu ji for being elected as the President of India. Your journey has been an inspirational one and may you continue to guide our nation towards progress and development,” Dinesh Karthik tweeted.

On this landmark-making occasion, PM Narendra Modi marked this as a significant moment in the nation’s progress.

“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,” tweeted PM Modi’s Twitter handle.

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