Presidential Election 2022: The political agitation regarding the presidential election is increasing continuously. The Bharatiya Janata Party has nominated Draupadi Murmu, a tribal leader from Odisha, as its presidential candidate on behalf of the NDA. On the other hand, the opposition has played bets on former Finance Minister and old BJP leader Yashwant Sinha. The election for the post of President will be held on July 19 and the results will be declared on July 21. Before this, let us know about some important things related to both the candidates involved in the presidential race.
First of all let us tell you about the education of presidential candidates from both the NDA and the opposition side. As far as education is concerned, opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha has obtained a master’s degree in political science. After taking masters degree, he also worked for some time as a teacher in Patna University. On the other hand, NDA’s presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu comes from the Santhal family of Odisha. He got his early education from a private school in Odisha. After that she did her graduation in arts from Rama Devi Women’s College Bhubaneswar.
After finishing his studies, Yashwant Sinha first worked as a teacher in Patna University. He continued to serve as a teacher till 1960. But his mind did not settle here, so he started preparing for the administrative service. In 1960, he was selected for the Indian Administrative Service. He served in the Government of India for 24 years as an administrative officer. During this time he got the opportunity to work in many important positions. He also held the post of Secretary and Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Government of Bihar for two years. After this, he was appointed to the post of Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
On the other hand, Draupadi Murmu was a teacher before joining politics. He served as Honorary Assistant Teacher at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education and Research, Rairangpur. He also worked as a junior assistant ie clerk in the Irrigation and Electricity Department of the Government of Odisha for some time.
Born in the Santhal community of Odisha, Draupadi Murmu started her political career as a councilor in the Nagar Panchayat of Odisha in the year 1997. In the year she was also MLA from Rairangpur twice. In 2000, she became a minister in the Government of Odisha. He held the responsibility of ministries like Transport, Finance, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry in the Government of Odisha. She was also the vice-president and later president of the Scheduled Tribes Morcha of the Odisha unit of BJP. Draupadi Murmu also has the distinction of becoming the first woman governor of Jharkhand from 2015 to 2021.
On the other hand, Yashwant Sinha entered politics after being in the Indian Administrative Service for nearly two and a half decades. Sinha first joined the Janata Party in the year 1986. He was made the general secretary of the party. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha for the first time in 1988. Yashwant Sinha was also the Finance Minister in the Chandrashekhar government for a year in 1990-91. After this, he was made the Finance Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government from 1998 to 2002. Not only this, he took over as the Foreign Ministry in 2002. Meanwhile, many important responsibilities were also given in BJP. But in 2009 Yashwant Sinha resigned from the post of Vice President of BJP. Yashwant Sinha joined TMC in 2021 after resigning from BJP in 2018.
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