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Central govt provides Z+ security to NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu

Punjab Tribune Bureau | June 22, 2022 10:44 AM

NEW DELHI: The central government has provided Z plus armed security to NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu. Round-the-clock ‘Z+’ category covered by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel to Droupadi Murmu, according to official.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday nominated former Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu as its presidential candidate for the NDA for the presidential election after the parliamentary party meeting. NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu's victory is almost certain. If she wins, she will be sworn in as the country's 15th president, along with being the country's first tribal woman president.

She was also in consideration for the presidential post in 2017 but later Ramnath Kovind made the cut. Her political career began when she contested and an election for councillor in Rairangpur, Odisha. She later won the assembly election in 2000 from Rairangpur and became a minister in the BJD-BJP government in the state. She earned great respect in her tenure as an MLA and minister in the state.

According to officials, soon after the BJP announced Droupadi Murmu as its presidential candidate, the Union Home Ministry had directed the CRPF to deploy its VIP security team to take over the responsibility of Droupadi Murmu's security.

Following the order of the Ministry of Home Affairs, a contingent of about 14-16 personnel of the Odisha-based paramilitary force has taken up the task of providing security to Murmu. Officials said that wherever she goes in the state and country, they will escort her.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed happiness over Murmu's nomination. He tweeted- "Many congratulations to Draupadi Murmu on being announced as the NDA candidate for the country's highest post. I was very happy when the Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi, discussed with me about his name. It is indeed a proud moment for Odisha."

 

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