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 )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 20, 2017, 10.52 AM (IST)

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.


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.


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.