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Presidential Election 2017 Results: Ram Nath Kovind to be the 14th President of India

The NDA candidate beats Opposition's Meira Kumar by securing 65.5% of votes; incumbent Pranab Mukherjee's term as President ends on July 25

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Former Bihar Governor and the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA's) Presidential election candidate Ram Nath Kovind is set succeed incumbent Pranab Mukherjee and become the 14th President of India. Kovind was in a contest with the Opposition candidate, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar. In the presidential election 2017, held on July 17, of the total 4,880 valid voters — 4,109 members of legislative Assemblies (MLAs) and 771 elected members of Parliament (MPs) — 99.49 per cent had cast their vote. Of the total 771 MPs who are entitled to vote, 768, ...

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Presidential Election 2017 Results: Ram Nath Kovind to be the 14th President of India

Here is the official announcement of the Presidential Election result from the Election Commission of India 

Presidential Election 2017 Results: Ram Nath Kovind to be the 14th President of India

What might make Ram Nath Kovind tick as the President of India, writes Shekhar Gupta 

Presidential Election 2017 Results: Ram Nath Kovind to be the 14th President of India

WATCH: President-elect Kovind's fecilitation in New Delhi #WATCH Live: President elect Ram Nath Kovind's felicitation in Delhi https://t.co/GHaIRoOm2h — ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017

Presidential Election 2017 Results: Ram Nath Kovind to be the 14th President of India

Narendra Modi congratulates Ram Nath Kovind on his victory

Presidential Election 2017 Results: Ram Nath Kovind to be the 14th President of India

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also congratulated Ram Nath Kovind over phone for his victory

Presidential Election 2017 Results: Ram Nath Kovind to be the 14th President of India

I congratulate Ram Nath Kovind ji for his victory. It is a victory of the democracy: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari pic.twitter.com/zp9sfEeDTd — ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017

Presidential Election 2017 Results: Ram Nath Kovind to be the 14th President of India

Ram Nath Kovind's brother celebrates this victory in Madhya Pradesh's Guna at the house of President-elect 

Presidential Election 2017 Results: Ram Nath Kovind to be the 14th President of India

Presidential Election 2017 Results: Ram Nath Kovind to be the 14th President of India

Calling his certained victory an 'emotional moment', the President-elect said: Would like to thank and congratulate opposition candidate Meira Kumar: President Elect #RamNathKovind pic.twitter.com/tVZDY3qHPj — ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017 Rashtrapati pad par mera chayan Bhartiya loktantra ki mahaanta ka prateek hai: President elect #RamNathKovind pic.twitter.com/P7UeaAD48I — ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017 Ye zimmedari diya jana desh ke har aise vyakti ke liye sandesh hai jo imaandari ke sath kartavyon ka nirvahan karta hai: President Elect pic.twitter.com/1su6rJe1a3 — ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017

Presidential Election 2017 Results: Ram Nath Kovind to be the 14th President of India

Meanwhile, both Kovind and Kumar congratulated each other for their endeavours. Meira Kumar said:  Want to thank all members of collegium, Smt Sonia Gandhiji & leaders of all the political parties who have supported me, tweets #MeiraKumar — ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017 My fight for secularism, the oppressed & the marginalised continues.I thank all my well wishers for their support & good wishes: #MeiraKumar — ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017  

Presidential Election 2017 Results: Ram Nath Kovind to be the 14th President of India

However, the PM did not forget to express his gratitude to the Opposition's candidate Meira Kumar. Here are some his tweets: Congratulations to Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji on being elected the President of India! Best wishes for a fruitful & inspiring tenure. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2017 Gladdened by the extensive support for Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji among MPs & across various states. I thank members of the electoral college. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2017 I also congratulate @meira_kumar Ji for her campaign, which was in spirit of the democratic ethos & values we all are proud of. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2017

First Published: Thu, July 20 2017. 16:21 IST
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