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Adityanath, Bharti cast votes for Prez poll

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Union Minister were among those who cast their votes for the presidential poll here today.

The voting begun at 10 am at the Tilak Hall here.

After casting his vote, the chief minister told reporters that candidate Ram Nath Kovind will win the with a huge margin.

"This is matter of pride for the people of Uttar Pradesh, the the son of the state is going to become the President", he said.

Both Adityanath and Maurya have not yet resigned from the and are voters as MPs.

After the conclusion of voting at 5 pm, the ballot boxes will be sealed and sent to

The has fielded former Governor Kovind for the top constitutional post, while former Speaker is the joint opposition candidate.

The counting of votes will take place on July 20 in where all the ballot boxes will be brought from various state capitals.

The tenure of incumbent Pranab Mukherjee comes to an end on July 24.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 11:22 IST