Ram Nath Kovind will be India's second Dalit President, and the first with a tenuous Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) link to occupy country's top constitutional post.
Jul 20, 2017 6:13 pm (IST)
BJP veteran L K Advani congratulated President-elect Ram Nath Kovind on his victory. Soon after he came to know of Kovind's win in the presidential election, Advani spoke to him and gave him his best wishes.
Jul 20, 2017 6:12 pm (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated Ram Nath Kovind for winning the presidential election defeating opposition's candidate Meira Kumar. "Congratulations to Ram Nath Kovind Ji, who will be our next President," Banerjee said in a tweet.
Jul 20, 2017 6:11 pm (IST)
Kerala Governor P Sathasivam congragulated Ram Nath Kovind, on his victory in the Presidential election. In a message, the governor expressed the hope that with his vast and varied experience and dedication, Kovind would succeed in guiding the Nation to new heights of growth and development.
Jul 20, 2017 5:11 pm (IST)
Despite loss, Meira Kumar puts up a brave front. "Want to make it very clear that today on 20th July 2017 my battle for ideology doesn't end, it will continue," said Kumar after her loss.
Jul 20, 2017 5:09 pm (IST)
Jul 20, 2017 4:54 pm (IST)
Prime Minister Modi reminisces his 20-year association with Ram Nath Kovind with this picture.