The race to Rasina Hill is hotting up and the BJP has set up a panel to chose a candidate who will be the next President of India. With several names doing the rounds, including that of Najma Heptullah, many say that Narendra Modi’s surprise pick could be Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu. BJP sources say that the name of Murmu is high up on the list and if chosen, she could well become the first tribal President of India. Choosing Murmu as the Presidential candidate has a lot of advantages for the BJP. It would be a Dalit trump card and will also make it very difficult for the opposition to vote against her.