Prez poll: Ram Nath Kovind leads by 1 lakh votes
NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind leads against Meira Kumar by 1 lakh votes. The first round of counting of votes has just ended.
The candidate who secures at least one vote more than 50 per cent of the total votes will enter the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Election was held on the 17th of this month and around 99 per cent voting was recorded.
President Pranab Mukherjee will demit office on July 25.
Congress-led opposition nominated Meira Kumar to face Kovind for the presidential race.
Ram Nath Kovind, former Governor of Bihar, was announced as the 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.