Slam Nath Kovind has been chosen the following President of India. The legislature upheld hopeful won two-third of the votes thrown by a discretionary school of MPs and state administrators. Blossoms and additional security had landed at the previous Bihar representative’s home in Delhi well before the official declaration and desserts were passed around at the place where he grew up in Uttar Pradesh.
Mr Ram Nath Kovind, 71, will be sworn in on July 25.
“It is a great responsibility, my job will be to uphold and protect the Constitution. My election to this post is a sign of the greatness of India’s democracy,” Mr Kovind said after the results showed him take an unassailable lead over Opposition candidate Meira Kumar.
Kovind will be the first BJP member to be elected president.
Kumar, also a Dalit, polled in 1844 votes with a value of 367314. The Electoral College comprises of Members of Parliament and members of legislative assemblies of all states. A total of 4,896 voters – 4,120 MLAs and 776 elected MPs – were eligible to cast their ballot. MLCs of states with legislative council are not part of the electoral college.
Everyone wished him on this:
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
Congratulations, hope he will be a successful president& will work for marginalised &poor ppl: Senior BJP leader MM Joshi on Ram Nath Kovind pic.twitter.com/cPE5gofsdq
— ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2017
My fight for secularism, the oppressed & the marginalised continues.I thank all my well wishers for their support & good wishes.
— Meira Kumar (@meira_kumar) July 20, 2017
Team Jan ki Baat also wishes him the best of luck in his endeavor.