India Presidential election: Voting ends, results on July 20
The tenure of incumbent Pranab Mukherjee comes to an end on July 24. Photograph: (PTI)
The voting process to elect India's next President has ended.
The verdict will be out on July 20.
Voting began today to elect India's 14th President at Parliament House in the Indian capital, New Delhi, and all state legislative assembly secretariats.
The two contenders for the presidential race are the ruling NDA's Ram Nath Kovind and Opposition nominee Meira Kumar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah cast their votes at 10 am in Parliament.
The numbers, however, are reported to be in Kovind's favour. The NDA has 537,683 votes, including the Shiv Sena, and the shortage is about 12,000 votes.
On Monday, members queued up in State Legislative Assembly Secretariats across the country to exercise their vote.
DMK's MK Stalin also cast his vote at the Tamil Nadu Assembly in the morning.