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Presidential Elections Results Live: Ram Nath Kovind Past Magic Mark to Become 14th President

India will get its 14th President when counting of votes is held today. The numbers are stacked in favour of NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind over opposition candidate Meira Kumar.

News18.com | July 20, 2017, 18:29 IST
NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind has crossed the winning margin to become the 14th President of India, beating opposition candidate Meira Kumar.

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Jul 20, 2017 18:29 (IST)

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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.

Jul 20, 2017 18:13 (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 18:12 (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 18:11 (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 17:11 (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 17:09 (IST)
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Prime Minister Modi reminisces his 20-year association with Ram Nath Kovind with this picture.

Jul 20, 2017 16:51 (IST)

Congratulations to Ram Nath Kovind Ji on being elected the President of India! Best wishes for a fruitful & inspiring tenure, tweets PM Modi

Jul 20, 2017 16:51 (IST)


I also congratulate Meira Kumar Ji for her campaign, which was in spirit of democratic ethos & values we all are proud of, tweets PM Modi

Jul 20, 2017 16:51 (IST)

Gladdened by extensive support for Ram Nath Kovind Ji among MPs & across various states. I thank members of electoral college: PM Modi

Jul 20, 2017 16:50 (IST)

Congratulations to Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji for emphatic victory in the 2017 Presidential elections. His victory is truly historic, says Amit Shah.

Jul 20, 2017 16:23 (IST)

"Ram Nath Kovind has been elected as the new President of India," says Lok Sabha secretary-general, Anoop Mishra.

Jul 20, 2017 16:12 (IST)

Cross voting has taken place in Gujarat, Assam, Goa, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh in favour of Ram Nath Kovind. Total valid votes counted till now - 10,69,358.

Jul 20, 2017 16:07 (IST)
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Last phase of the counting still underway. Meira Kumar has gotten 34.35% of votes.

Jul 20, 2017 16:02 (IST)

NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind crosses the half-way winning margin in the Presidential Elections 2017. He defeats the opposition's Meira Kumar to become the 14th President of India.

Jul 20, 2017 15:51 (IST)

People offer prayers for NDA Candidate Ram Nath Kovind in anticipation of his win in the Presidential Elections 2017.

Jul 20, 2017 15:45 (IST)

In Delhi, NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind got 6 votes, while opposition candidate Meira Kumar got 55. 6 of the votes were rejected.

Jul 20, 2017 15:41 (IST)

Mamata Banerjee wishes Ram Nath Kovind on Twitter.

Jul 20, 2017 15:37 (IST)
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Jul 20, 2017 14:52 (IST)

Cross-voting has taken place in Goa and Gujarat. Both in favour of NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind.

Jul 20, 2017 14:50 (IST)

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).

Jul 20, 2017 14:35 (IST)

Ram Nath Kovind gets 1,389 votes (number of MLAs, MPs) with value of 479,585. Meira Kumar gets 576 votes with value of 20,4594 after counting in Parliament House and 11 states.

Jul 20, 2017 14:29 (IST)
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State-wise break up of votes – Goa: Ram Nath Kovind (500); Meira Kumar (220). Himachal Pradesh: Kovind (1,530); Kumar (1,087). Jammu and Kashmir: Kovind (4,032); Meira Kumar (20,160). Jharkhand: Kovind (8,976); Kumar (4,576). Total: Kovind (4,97,585); Kumar (2,40,594).

Jul 20, 2017 14:13 (IST)

"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.

Jul 20, 2017 13:44 (IST)

State-wise break up of votes - Andhra Pradesh: Ram Nath Kovind (27,189); Meira Kumar (0). Arunanchal Prdesh: Kovind (448); Kumar (24). Assam: Kovind (10,556); Kumar (4060). Bihar: Kovind (22,460); Kumar (18,867). Total: Kovind (60,683); Kumar (22,951) after first round of counting.

Presidential Elections Results Live: Ram Nath Kovind Past Magic Mark to Become 14th President
President elect Ram Nath Kovind being congratulated after winning.

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