NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind is India's next President
Ram Nath Kovind has been declared India's 14th President defeating his opponent Meira Kumar by a margin of 3,34,730 votes. (Image source: governor.bih.nic.in) Photograph: (Others)
NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind will be India's fourteenth President winning the contest with 65.65 per cent votes.
Kovind won the election by a margin of 3,34,730 votes. He received 7,02,044 votes while her opponent Meira Kumar managed to get 3,67,314 votes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the newly appointed President-elect.
20 years ago and the present…always been a privilege to know you, President Elect. pic.twitter.com/IkhnOtYf8N— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2017
Opposition candidate Meira Kumar said that she was not upset with the results.
She said that she fought for the "belief and faith" for the majority of the countrymen, according to ANI.
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
The presidential elections saw the highest ever voting with more than 99 per cent of the electoral college exercising its franchise.
A total of 4,896 voters, including 4,120 MLAs and 776 elected MPs, were eligible to cast their ballot.