Live Presidential Election Updates: With Ram Nath Kovind’s term ending on July 24, around 4,800 MPs and MPs will vote on Monday to elect India’s 15th president. Voting will take place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Parliament and state legislatures. The counting of the votes will take place on July 21 while the next president will be sworn in on July 25.
With the support of BJD, YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK, TDP, JD(S), Shiromani Akali Dal, Shiv Sena and now JMM, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Draupadi Murmu has a clear advantage over the candidate of opposition Yashwant Sinha over 60 years old. percent votes are expected to be cast in his favour. If elected, she will become the first woman from the tribal community to hold the nation’s highest constitutional office.
Before appointing Sinha, a former Union Minister under Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government, the opposition camp had approached former Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah to participate in the presidential battle. In the 2017 elections, Ram Nath Kovind became president after defeating common opposition candidate Meira Kumar. Kovind received 7,02,000 votes against 3,67,000 for Kumar, out of a total of 10,69,358 votes.