India’s BJP nominates female tribal politician for president Jun 23, 2022 0 0 12345 A female Indian politician from a tribal community has been nominated as presidential candidate by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling nationalist party, officials said.Droupadi Murmu, 64, a veteran politician who has held senior posts in the eastern state of Odisha, is almost certain to be elected as Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds a majority in parliament and is likely to get the support of other parties in state assemblies, say political analysts.The BJP chose Murmu at the party’s parliamentary board meeting on Tuesday chaired by Modi. Party president J P Nadda told reporters they felt the next president should be a female tribal candidate.Parliamentary and state legislators vote for India’s president, who holds a largely ceremonial post. The voting will be held on July 18. (Agencies) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Rail workers strike in Britain to go ahead on Thursday Jun 23, 2022 0 0 Climate change a key factor in ‘unprecedented’ S Asia floods Jun 23, 2022 0 0 European Commission announces plan to resuscitate strained ecosystems Jun 23, 2022 0 0 German leader calls for ‘Marshall Plan’ for Ukraine ahead of summits Berlin German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has called for a “Marshall Plan” to aid Ukraine’s post-war recovery ahead of three back-to-back summits of EU, G7 and NATO leaders. Speaking before the German parliament on .. Europeans’ confidence in Biden slips over past year, says poll dpa Washington Trust in US President Joe Biden has fallen in countries across Europe, according to a leading pollster. In Germany, 64% of respondents have confidence in Biden, according to a survey by the Pew Research ..