The three Independent legislators who voted in favour of the NDA candidate are Geeta Koda, Bhanu Pratap Shahi and Enos Ekka.
"We voted in favour of the NDA candidate. The President should be elected by consensus," Geeta Koda told the media here.
Of the 81 state legislators, 80 have cast their votes in the premises of the Jharkhand assembly where the polling is underway.
Three jailed legislators voted after taking permission from the court. They were BJP's Sanjiv Singh, facing a murder case; Pradeep Yadav of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik; and Independent legislator Enos Ekka, also facing a murder case.
Pradeep Yadav is in jail in connection with a case related to instigating villagers against Adani Power in Godda district.
NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind for the Presidential poll is likely to get the vote of 50 legislators.
Former Chief Minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Executive President Hemant Soren, who is Leader of Opposition in the assembly, said it is a "fight of ideology".
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