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Bihar lawmakers vote to elect 14th President

IANS  |  Patna 

Voting began on Monday in the assembly here to elect the country's 14th President to succeed incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee, whose term ends on July 25.

"Over a dozen legislators have cast their votes," an official said.

There are 243 legislators in but one member of assembly will cast his vote in Dehradun.

Bihar's ruling Grand Alliance of the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress is divided with JD-U supporting BJP-led NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind, while the RJD and Congress are supporting the combined opposition's nominee Meira Kumar.

Opposition BJP and its allies in are voting for Kovind.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 12:30 IST
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