BJP’s choice of Draupadi Murmu for president is an important signalling for India’s historically prideful and underserved tribal communities. PM Modi understands the power of symbolism very well, both in domestic politics and in the country’s external projection. Murmu’s life trajectory is inspirational and underscores the transformative strength of democracy.
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