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GA Topper Series: Presidential Candidates 2022

Droupadi Murmu

  • She is the official nominee of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance for the 2022 presidential election.
  • She hails from the Santhal tribe of Odisha, Mayur Bhanj District. Her father and grandfather were village heads of the panchayat.
  • She started out as a teacher and then entered into Odisha politics, in the year 1997
  • She has also worked as a junior assistant in Irrigation Department
  • She was elected to the State Assembly twice from the Rairangpur Assembly constituency in the Mayurbhanj district in the 2000 and 2004 elections.
  • She was Minister of State with independent charge for Commerce and Transport from March 6, 2000, to August 6, 2002, and Fisheries and Animal Resources Development from August 6, 2002, to May 16, 2004, during the BJP-BJD coalition government in Odisha.
  • She was sworn in as the first woman Governor of Jharkhand, in the year 2015.

 

Presidential Candidates 2022 in Hindi

 

Yashwant Sinha

  • He was selected by the United Opposition (India) as their presidential candidate in the 2022 presidential election.
  • He hails from Bihar.
  • He is an Indian administrator and politician. 
  • He served as the Minister of Finance from 1990 until 1991 under Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar and again from March 1998 to July 2002 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • He also served as the Minister of External Affairs from July 2002 until May 2004. He was a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party before he left the party on 21 April 2018. 
  • In 2015, he was awarded Officier de la Légion d’Honneur, the highest civilian distinction of France.

Answer the following expected questions for the bank exams in the comment section:

Q1. Droupadi Murmu became governor of which state?

Q2. Droupadi Murmu belongs to which tribe?

Q3. Which country gave “Officier de la Légion d’Honneur” award to Yashwant Sinha?

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