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Presidential poll begins in Mumbai, Fadnavis casts vote

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The voting for the presidential started at the in south this morning with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is an from Nagpur, among the early voters.

The voting began here at 10 am.

Former deputy chief minister also reached the polling centre early to cast his vote.

Jailed MLAs Chhagan Bhujbal and Ramesh Kadam are also expected to cast their votes in the presidential election, a official said.

A special recently allowed Bhujbal's application seeking permission to vote in the

The had on Friday granted permission to Ramesh Kadam, who is in jail after his arrest in an alleged corruption case, to vote in the

Kadam was arrested in August 2015 in a case relating to the alleged siphoning off of over Rs 141 crore from the state-run Annabhau Sathe Development Corporation.

candidate Ram Nath Kovind was in on Saturday to seek support of MLAs and MPs.

The opposition's candidate, Meira Kumar, visited last month to launch her campaign for the top constitutional post.

The tenure of incumbent Pranab Mukherjee, the 13th president of India, ends on July 24.

There are 288 MLAs in who are eligible to vote in the election.

Besides, there are 48 Lok Sabha MPs and 19 Rajya Sabha members from

The MPs from the state are expected to vote in Delhi, the official said.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 12:22 IST