Presidential Election 2017 results: LK Advani congratulates president-elect Ram Nath Kovind on victory

New Delhi: BJP veteran LK Advani Thursday congratulated president-elect Ram Nath Kovind on his victory.

Presidential Election 2017 results: LK Advani congratulates president-elect Ram Nath Kovind on victory

File image of LK Advani. Reuters

Soon after he came to know of Kovind's win in the presidential election, Advani spoke to him and gave him his best wishes.

Ram Nath Kovind, the NDA candidate, was Thursday elected as India's 14th president receiving an overwhelming majority of votes from the country's lawmakers.

Kovind defeated Opposition's Meira Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, garnering more than 65 percent of the votes in the electoral college, the returning officer for the poll announced Thursday.

The 71-year old, who will be the second Dalit to hold the top constitutional position, received 2,930 votes with a value of 7,02,044.

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Updated Date: Jul 20, 2017 18:21:30 IST

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