Sh. Ram Nath Kovind will be India’s 14th President. He is second Dalit President of India after KR Naraynan.Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him on his overwhelming victory.
Ram Nath Kovind secured 2930 votes with value of 7,02,044; Meira Kumar got 1,844 votes with the value of 3,67,314; 77 invalid.Ram Nath Kovind got 65.65 percent votes (7,02,644 votes) while UPA’s Meira Kumar gets 3,67,314 votes
“Gladdened by the extensive support for Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji among MPs & across various states. I thank members of the electoral college.” – Prime Minister Narendara Modi
Ram Nath Kovind said that he is the representative of working class and poor sections of the society.He further said that he is overwhelmed by the support.
“This huge responsibility is a message to everyone who works hard for the nation”: President-designate Ram Nath Kovind.
Sh. Ram Nath Kovind also thanked opposition candidate Meira Kumar.
Meira Kumar said that she is not upset on her defeat.
“I am not upset, why should I be upset? I am a fighter, I fought for the belief and faith of majority of my countrymen and women:: Meira Kumar
The swearing in ceremony for India’s next President will be on July 25.