Ram Nath Kovind declared 14th President of India

ramnath-kovindBJP senior leader Ram Nath Kovind declared 14th President of India after winning the Presidential elections, defeating opposition candidate Meira Kumar.

Ramnath 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 are invalid.

Prime minister Narendra Modi tweeted, ” Congratulations to Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji on being elected the President of India! Best wishes for a fruitful & inspiring tenure. Gladdened by the extensive support for Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji among MPs & across various states. I thank members of the electoral college.I also congratulate @meira_kumar Ji for her campaign, which was in spirit of the democratic ethos & values we all are proud of.”