Odisha CM meets President Droupadi Murmu in Delhi

Odisha Prime Minister Naveen Patnaik met with President-elect Draupadi Murmu at his residence in the state capital on Sunday.

Patnaik was in Delhi for the inauguration ceremony of India’s first tribal president, scheduled for Monday. After meeting with Murmu, Patnaik said he was honored that Odisha’s daughter was chosen as the country’s first female citizen.

“I will attend the inauguration ceremony on Monday,” Patnaik told reporters.

Murmu secured victory in Thursday’s presidential election after defeating opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha by a wide margin. He will become the 15th President of India.

Murmu is from Rairangpur in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, which erupted in celebration when news of his victory reached there on Thursday.