‘Very proud moment for Odisha': CM Naveen Patnaik on Droupadi Murmu's president poll victory

Published on Jul 21, 2022 10:05 PM IST

Patnaik said Murmu's journey from a humble beginning to becoming the first citizen of the country was an inspiring and a shining example of women's empowerment.

National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar.(ANI)
National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar.(ANI)
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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Droupadi Murmu on Thursday for emerging victorious in the presidential poll, saying it was a very proud moment for everyone in Odisha

Patnaik said Murmu's journey from a humble beginning to becoming the first citizen of the country was an inspiring and a shining example of women's empowerment.

"Congratulate the daughter of #Odisha, Smt #DroupadiMurmu on being elected as 15th President of India," Patnaik tweeted.

"It is indeed a very proud moment for everyone in Odisha that she has been elected for the highest office in the country," he said.

The chief minister wished her the very best for a "fulfilling tenure" ahead.

Murmu has crossed the 50 per cent mark after the third round of counting. An official announcement on her win is expected after all votes are counted.

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