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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.
Mamata Banerjee wishes Ram Nath Kovind on Twitter.
Congratulations to Ram Nath Kovind Ji, who will be our next President— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 20, 2017
Chattishgarh: Ram Nath Kovind (6,708); Meira Kumar (4,515); 3 invalid. Goa: Kovind (500); Kumar (220); 2 invalid. Gujarat: Kovind (19,404); Kumar (7,203). Haryana: Kovind (8,176); Kumar (1,792). Himachal Pradesh: Kovind (1,530); Kumar (1,887). Jharkhand: Kovind (8,176); Kumar (4,576); 4 invalid. Jammu and Kashmir: Kovind (4,032); Kumar (2,160). Parliament: Kovind (3,69,576); Kumar (1,59,300); 21 invalid. Total vote: Kovind (4,79,585); Kumar (2,04,594).
"I am not upset with initial trends," says Meira Kumar. The opposition nominee is currently trailing NDA's Ram Nath Kovind by more than 37,000 votes.
I am not upset, why should I be upset? I am a fighter, I fought for the belief and faith of majority of my countrymen and women: Meira Kumar pic.twitter.com/52AbfSffQE— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017