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NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind wins the presidential polls

5:32 PM, Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Ram Nath KovindNew Delhi : The Election Commission of India today declared NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind as the 14th President of India. The NDA candidate crossed the majority mark to register a landslide win over his rival opposition candidate Meira Kumar to emerge victorious in the race for the President of India. Kovind beat Kumar by over 3 lakh votes. In electoral college, Kovind bagged 7,02,044 votes whereas Kumar managed to secure only 3,67,314 votes. In terms of percentage, while Kovind got 65.65 per cent of the total votes, 34.35 per cent of the lawmakers voted in favour of Kumar.

“NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind wins the presidential polls,” Returning Officer Anoop Mishra told reporters here.

The EC stated the 522 MPs (3,69,576 vote value) voted for Kovind whereas 225 MPs (1,59,300 vote value) exercised their franchise in favour of Kumar. The EC also said that it rejected votes of 21 MPs on technical grounds.

Cross voting in non-NDA states was witnessed. In Delhi, where Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has 66 MLAs in 70-member House, 55 MLAs voted for Kumar. At least six AAP MLAs voted for Kovind. In Goa, Congress has 17 MLAs but 11 voted for Kumar. 25 MLAs voted in favour of Kovind. Vote of two MLAs rejected on technical grounds
* Gujarat: 132 MLAs voted in favour of Kovind. Kumar got 49 MLAs backing.

* Goa: Congress has 17 MLAs but 11 voted for Kumar. 25 MLAs voted in favour of Kovind. Vote of two MLAs rejected on technical grounds.

* Jammu and Kashmir: 56 MLAs voted for Kovind while 30 for Kumar
* Assam: Kovind (10,556) and Kumar (460) | Andhra Pradesh: Kovind (27,189) and Kumar (0) | Arunachal Pradesh: Kovind (448) and Kumar (24) | Bihar: Kovind (22,490) and Kumar (8,867) | Chhattisgarh: Kovind (6708) and Kumar (4515) | Goa: Kovind (500) and Kumar (220) | Gujarat: Kovind (19,404) and Kumar (7,203) | Haryana: Kovind (8,176) and Kumar (1,792) | Himachal Pradesh: Kovind (1530) and Kumar (1887) | J&K: Kovind (4,032) and Kumar (2,160) | Jharkhand: Kovind (8,976) and Kumar (4,576) |

* 522 MPs voted in favour of Kovind. 222 MPs voted in favour of Meira Kumar. Vote of 21 MPs rejected on technical grounds

* First round of counting over, Ram Nath Kovind leads by 60,683 votes, Meira Kumar at 22,941

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