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    Ram Nath Kovind, the presidential candidate of BJP-led NDA, won the presidential election with 65.65 percent votes, defeating Congress-led opposition nominee Meira Kumar who got 33 per cent votes. Ram Nath Kovind secured 2930 votes with value of 7,02,044, while Meira Kumar received 1,844 votes with the value of 3,67,314 in the presidential election.

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Ram Nath Kovind for winning presidential election. In a series of tweets, PM Modi congratulated Ram Nath Kovind and thanked MPs and MLAs for supporting him. “Congratulations to Ram Nath Kovind Ji on being elected the President of India! Best wishes for a fruitful & inspiring tenure. Gladdened by extensive support for Ram Nath Kovind Ji among MPs & across various states. I thank members of electoral college,” PM Modi tweeted.

    PM Narendra Modi also congratulated opposition nominee Meira Kumar. “I also congratulate Meira Kumar Ji for her campaign, which was in spirit of democratic ethos & values we all are proud of,” he wrote.
  • 4:39 PM IST

    Ram Nath Kovind, the presidential candidate of BJP-led NDA, won the presidential election with 65.65 percent votes, defeating Congress-led opposition nominee Meira Kumar who got 33 per cent votes. Ram Nath Kovind secured 2930 votes with value of 7,02,044, while Meira Kumar received 1,844 votes with the value of 3,67,314 in the presidential election.

  • 4:18 PM IST

    LIVE – Presidential Election Result: Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra, the Returning Officer, has reportedly conveyed via telephone to Ram Nath Kovind that he is the 14th President of India.

  • 4:15 PM IST

    LIVE – Presidential Election Result: NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind has won the presidential election. Though official announcement is yet to come, but television reports suggested Ram Nath Kovind received 65.65 per cent votes against opposition nominee Meira Kumar.

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  • 3:56 PM IST

    LIVE – Presidential Election Result: While the counting is underway, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has congratulated NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, who ‘will be the next President of India’.

  • 3:39 PM IST

    As per reports, Kovind secured a total of 58.5 per cent of the electoral votes in Himachal Pradesh. The NDA nominee received 2028 votes out of 3468.

  • 3:36 PM IST

    Opposition candidate Meira Kumar has lost the vote count from Himachal Pradesh as well, claim reports. As per the updates available till now, NDA nominee Ramnath Kovind is headed towards a historic win.

New Delhi, July 20: Counting of ballots for the presidential election result 2017 to decide the successor of incumbent Pranab Mukherjee will take place today. The counting of ballots for the presidential election result will begin at 11 AM at Room Number 62 in Parliament House, while the Rashtrapati Bhavan will officially announce the name of the next President of India by 5 PM. The major contest is between National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind and Congress-led opposition nominated Meira Kumar. We will be updating live on the presidential election result. Catch the live updates on the presidential election result to know who become the 14th President of India. Catch live streaming of presidential election result here Also Read - 'Declare India a Hindu Rashtra': Ayodhya Mahant Writes Letter to President, Threatens to End Life If 7 Demands Not Met | Read

At the time counting, the ballot box of Parliament House will be opened first. Then the ballot boxes received from states and union territories will be opened on alphabetical order for counting. The seals of ballot boxes will be opened in the presence of representatives of presidential candidates Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar. Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra, who is the Returning Officer for the presidential election, will announce the final result and issue the certificate to the winning candidate. (ALSO READ: Different coloured ballot papers, special pens: Key facts about Presidential election 2017) Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Voting Underway In 2nd Phase of DDC Polls Amid Tight Security

In the 2017 presidential election, the electoral college comprises 776 MPs and 4120 MLAs. While the value of MLA vote varies from state to state, the value of an MP vote is 708. The total value of MP votes is 5,49,408 votes and the total value of MLA votes is 5,49,474 votes. The total strength of electoral college is 10,98,903 votes. With support from non-NDA parties like parties like the Janata Dal-United and the Biju Janata Dal, NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind has a clear edge. Kovind is slated to get over 63 per cent votes. Also Read - GHMC Elections 2020: 35% Total Turnout Recorded; Counting of Votes on Dec 4

Ram Nath Kovind, former Governor of Bihar, was announced as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA’s candidate for the post of President of India by BJP president Amit Shah on June 19 2017. Kovind, a leader and a politician from the BJP, filed his nomination for the election on June 23, 2017. Meira Kumar, the former Speaker of Lok Sabha, was announced as the Indian National Congress (INC)-lead opposition’s candidate for the post of President of India, after a meeting held on the June 22, 2017.