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Easy win : NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind sweeps Presidential poll

 

Picture Credit : The Indian Express
Picture Credit : The Indian Express

The NDA’s candidate for President, Ram Nath Kovind+ , will become India’s 14th President, having obtained 65.65 percent of votes from the electoral college.

According to Times of India report, His opponent, the joint Opposition candidate Meira Kumar, lags far behind with a mere 34.35 percent.

“Kovind secured 2930 votes with a value of 7,02,044. Meira Kumar got 1,844 votes with the value of 3,67,314, and 77 votes were invalid,” said Anoop Mishra, the returning officer for the Presidential election 2017.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lavished praise on Kovind.

“Gladdened by the extensive support for Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji among MPs & across various states,” said the PM. He also spoke of his long association with the President-elect.

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