From Kanpur to Raisina Hills; Ram Nath Kovind elected as India's 14th president

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

FP Staff July 21, 2017 09:40:02 IST
NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected as the 14th President of India after receiving an overwhelming majority of votes from the country's lawmakers. PTI
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NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected as the 14th President of India after receiving an overwhelming majority of votes from the country's lawmakers. PTI
Kovind polled 7,02,044 votes out of 10,90,300 in the Electoral College, while his rival Meira Kumar, the joint Opposition candidate, secured 3,67,314 votes. PTI
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Kovind polled 7,02,044 votes out of 10,90,300 in the Electoral College, while his rival Meira Kumar, the joint Opposition candidate, secured 3,67,314 votes. PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him and expressed happiness over the extensive support that he got. He also shared an old picture with Kovind, with the caption "always been a privilege to know you". PTI
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him and expressed happiness over the extensive support that he got. He also shared an old picture with Kovind, with the caption "always been a privilege to know you". PTI
Along with BJP chief Amit Shah, he felicitated the President-elect at his residence. Amit shah said that his win is a victory for the poor, downtrodden and the marginalised. PTI
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Along with BJP chief Amit Shah, he felicitated the President-elect at his residence. Amit shah said that his win is a victory for the poor, downtrodden and the marginalised. PTI
Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ananth Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan and Harsh Vardhan also greeted Kovind at his temporary residence at 10 Akbar Road. PTI
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Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ananth Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan and Harsh Vardhan also greeted Kovind at his temporary residence at 10 Akbar Road. PTI
Kovind thanked all those who supported him in his journey and said that the moment is emotional for him. He vowed to represent all those struggling to make a living. PTI
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Kovind thanked all those who supported him in his journey and said that the moment is emotional for him. He vowed to represent all those struggling to make a living. PTI
Praunkh, Kovind's anancestral village in Kanpur also celebrated his victory. All the residents were seen greeting one another, distributing sweets and celebrating with 'gulal', while the children danced their excitement out. PTI
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Praunkh, Kovind's anancestral village in Kanpur also celebrated his victory. All the residents were seen greeting one another, distributing sweets and celebrating with 'gulal', while the children danced their excitement out. PTI