Daily briefing: Draupadi Murmu sworn in as first female tribal president; 4 congressmen suspended from parliament
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In his speechShortly after being sworn in as President, the first to be born after Independence, President Draupadi Murmu said her election is proof that the poor cannot only dream but also achieve them.
🔴 In her speech, which lasted just over 18 minutes, she also invoked four tribal revolutions which she believed had strengthened the tribal contribution to the freedom struggle.
🔴 Meanwhile, the new President has sparked an old debate about how to address the president. When Pratibha Patil became president, activists claimed that the word “Rashtrapati” was sexist and patriarchal.
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