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Sonia Gandhi meets President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi met newly elected President Droupadi Murmu

Draupadi Murmu

President of India Draupadi Murmu

IANS New Delhi
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday met President Droupadi Murmu here.
This the first visit of Congress President after Murmu was elected as President.
A tweet run by the President's Secretariat said, "President, Indian National Congress Sonia Gandhi called on President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan."
Murmu is the second woman and first tribal President of the country. The Congress did not support her candidature at the time of election and backed Yashwant Sinha, the joint opposition candidate.
Congress sources said this was a courtesy visit.
Murmu gave her presidential address on the eve of Independence Day and talked about India's vibrant democracy, success story of Covid vaccines, Atmanirbhar Bharat and the growth of the country's economy after the pandemic.

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First Published: Aug 23 2022 | 2:46 PM IST

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