Presidential Election 2017 results: Mamata Banerjee congratulates president-elect Ram Nath Kovind

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind for winning the presidential election defeating opposition's candidate Meira Kumar.

PTI July 20, 2017 18:17:18 IST
Presidential Election 2017 results: Mamata Banerjee congratulates president-elect Ram Nath Kovind

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind for winning the presidential election defeating opposition's candidate Meira Kumar.

"Congratulations to Ram Nath Kovind Ji, who will be our next President," Banerjee said in a tweet.

Presidential Election 2017 results Mamata Banerjee congratulates presidentelect Ram Nath Kovind

File image of Ram Nath Kovind. PTI

Ram Nath Kovind, an NDA candidate, was elected as India's 14th president.

Kovind defeated Meira Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, by winning more than 65 percent of votes in the electoral college.

He will be the first BJP member to be elected president.

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