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Patnaik Meets Prez-Elect

New Delhi: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday along with his party MPs met President-elect Droupadi Murmu here and congratulated her on winning the election.

Shrimati Murmu hails from Odisha and was also a minister in the BJD-BJP alliance government in the state. She will take oath as the 15th President of India on Monday.

Mr.Patnaik congratulated Smt.Murmu on her thumping victory in the presidential election and wished her all the best, BJD MP Sasmit Patra, who accompanied him, said.

The president-elect also conveyed her thanks to Patnaik for extending support to her candidature.

Describing her as the daughter of Odisha, CM said her win in the election was a very proud moment for everyone in the state, the chief minister said

Wishing the very best for her tenure ahead, Mr.Patnaik termed her journey from a humble beginning to becoming the first citizen of the country inspiring and a shining example of women empowerment.         

Smt. Murmu won the presidential election against joint Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha after securing 64 per cent votes. BJD was the first non-NDA party to announce its support for Murmu’s candidature.

Along with BJD Supremo Mr.Patnaik, all the Members of Parliament also met President-Elect and congratulated for her victory.