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In her native state of Odisha's Mayurbhanj district on Wednesday, Draupadi Murmu, the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate, was spotted washing the floor of a Shiv temple. Murmu prayed in the Shiva temple and then cleaned the floor. On the same day, she also went to a tribal shrine named "Jahira."

On Tuesday night, it was declared that the former governor of Jharkhand would run for president. She is competing against Yashwant Sinha, a former Union Minister who is running as the opposition's joint candidate.

According to JP Nadda, national president of the BJP, "Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji will make a fantastic President for our country with her broad administrative expertise, her great history of selfless social service, and her tireless enthusiasm to strive for the uplift of society."

"It was an honour to introduce her as the NDA's presidential candidate under the direction of the Honorable PM Narendra Modi Ji. Her character serves as an example for us all and a standard to aspire to "Added he.

Murmu would probably submit her nomination on June 25, according to the news agency ANI.

"I'm shocked; I had trouble believing it. I'm grateful, but I don't want to talk much right now "After the BJP-led NDA made its declaration, Murmu stated as quoted by ANI.

I shall act in accordance with the Constitution's stipulations on the President's authority, she added.

On July 18, voters will cast their ballots in the presidential election. If elected, she will become India's second woman and first tribal President. Murmu is also the first candidate from Odisha to run for president. She was also Jharkhand's first female governor.

The Odisha assembly gave Murmu the "Nilakantha Award" for finest MLA in 2007. Between 1979 and 1983, she worked as a junior assistant in the irrigation and power department. She also held a number of organisational positions in the BJP and, in 1997, served as vice president of the state ST Morcha.