Murmu’s victory betters Purno and Swell effort
SHILLONG, July 21: Droupadi Murmu has emerge as the first tribal to break the glass ceiling for holding the highest
office of the u . S .. Her facile victory over Yashwant Sinha via 2824 to 1877 votes came to the tribals
as 0.33 time fortunate, as two tribal political massive wigs — George Gilbert Swell (in 1992) and Purno Agitok Sangma
(in 2012) — had did not move the road of their quest for the coveted Raisina Hills publishMurmu’s victory against Sinha makes her
now not most effective the primary tribal girl however also the youngest ever President of India In 1992, Swell
was nominated as the joint competition presidential candidate with the aid of the BJP and other parties with the Congress in energy.
Swell secured 346,485 votes against Congress candidate Shankar Dayal Sharma who polled 675,864 votes.
In 2012, Sangma contested the election towards Congress heavyweight Pranab Mukherjee, who was the ruling
candidate of the United Progressive Alliance-II. Sangma’s candidature was proposed by means of Biju Janata
Dal and AIADMK and sponsored by way of the BJP Mukherjee, the overwhelming favourite, secured 7,thirteen,763 votes and defeated
Sangma who handiest polled three,15,987 votes Interestingly, in all of the three presidential elections providing a tribal candidate,
it changed into the BJP that had either nominated or supported the tribal nominee Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma became
ecstatic after the declaration of the effects on Thursday. He stated his father (PA Sangma) could were the proudest person become alive.
“This brings pleasure and pleasure to me. If my father PA Sangma, who laid the inspiration of this idea (of having a tribal individual as