Tribal women danced in colourful clothes while men beat drums across West Bengal to celebrate the victory of NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu in the Presidential election, making her the first Adivasi resident of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Their celebration was witnessed from Cooch Behar, Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri districts in the northern part of the state to Jhargram, Purulia and Paschim Medinipur districts in the south.
As the news of Murmu’s victory poured in, celebrations started in those districts with a sizeable presence of tribal people, including workers of tea gardens in the northern districts.
A BJP leader in Cooch Behar claimed that Murmu’s election has caused immense joy among people and celebrations were being held by party supporters as well as the tribal population.
Party workers distributed sweets at the state BJP headquarters in Kolkata over Murmu’s victory.