Ram Nath Kovind elected President of India
Ram Nath Kovind has been elected as the 14th President of the country. He won the Presidential contest beating Meira Kumar of the Opposition, got 3,67,314 out of a total of 10,69,358. Secretary General Lok Sabha Anoop Mishra declares Ram Nath Kovind elected as President of India.
Kovind, the former Governor of Bihar, has served as a BJP MP in the Rajya Sabha as well.
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.