Oath taking ceremony of new President on Monday at Central Hall of Parliament

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India, Justice N V Ramana will administer the oath of office to Ms Murmu on Monday at the Central Hall of Parliament. 64-year-old Droupadi Murmu is the youngest President of the country. She is the first President of India who is born after Independence. in 1997, Ms Murmu first joined politics and was elected councilor in Rairangpur Notified Area Council.

She served twice as an MLA from the Rairangpur assembly constituency from 2000 to 2009 and once as a Minister for Commerce, Transport, Fisheries and Animal Resources Development in Odisha Government. On 18th May 2015, Mr Murmu took oath as Governor of Jharkhand and stayed in the post till 12th July last year. She was the first woman Governor of the state and the first female tribal leader to serve as a Governor in any Indian state.

Ms Murmu bagged 64 per cent of the votes in the poll and opposition Candidate Yashwant Sinha got 36 per cent. The Secretary-General of Rajya Sabha said, of the four thousand seven hundred 54 valid electors, Ms Murmu got votes of two thousand 824 lawmakers including 540 MPs and the value of the vote is Six lakh 76 thousand 803. He said, Mr Sinha got the votes of One thousand eight hundred 77 lawmakers including 208 MPs and the value of the vote is three lakh 80 thousand 177.