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Presidential Election Highlights: Droupadi Murmu Is India's New President

Presidential Election 2022: NDA's candidate Droupadi Murmu defeated opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha to win the presidential elections. Counting began around 1.30 pm at Parliament House.

Presidential Election Highlights: Droupadi Murmu Is India's New President

Droupadi Murmu, the President-elect, will take oath on July 25.

New Delhi:

NDA's candidate Droupadi Murmu defeated opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha to win the presidential elections. Counting began around 1.30 pm at Parliament House. 

The process began at 11 am, and ballot boxes from all states were opened before starting the count.

The President-elect will take oath on July 25, a day after Ramnath Kovind's tenure ends.

Here are the Highlights on the Presidential election:

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Jul 21, 2022 23:28 (IST)
Droupadi Murmu Is India's Youngest, First Tribal President
President-elect Droupadi Murmu. The arc of triumph forged through personal tragedy is complete for the unassuming politician who started public life as a councillor in Odisha and will be written into history as India's first tribal president and the second woman in the post.

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Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited the residence of NDA's Droupadi Murmu in Delhi to congratulate her on being declared the President of India.

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President-elect Droupadi Murmu greets Union Ministers, political leaders and media outside her residence in Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla congratulates NDA's Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the 15th President of India
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulates NDA's Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the 15th President of the country.
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Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind congratulates Drouapdi Murmu on being elected as the new President of the country
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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma congratulates Droupadi Murmu

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets and congratulates Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the new President of the country. 

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulates Droupadi Murmu 

"Congratulate the daughter of Odisha, #DroupadiMurmu on being elected as 15th President of India. It's indeed a very proud moment for everyone in Odisha that she has been elected for the highest office in the country"
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Yashwant Sinha congratulates Droupadi Murmu
Opposition's candidate Yashwant Sinha congratulated Draoupadi Murmu on her victory in the Presidential elections.

"I join my fellow citizens in congratulating Smt Droupadi Murmu on her victory in the Presidential Election 2022. India hopes that as the 15th President of the Republic she functions as the Custodian of the Constitution without fear or favour," Mr Sinha  tweeted.
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Just in: Droupadi Murmu is India's new President.
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BJP workers celebrate, distribute sweets in Varanasi as NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu inches closer to victory. 

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Droupadi Murmu's supporters at Delhi's Pandit Pant Marg celebrate her anticipated victory

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After round two of counting, Droupadi Murmu maintains lead, secures 4,83,299 out of 6,73,175 votes in total value.

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BJP leaders and workers celebrate in front of the state party office in Ranchi as NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu inches closer to victory in the presidential election.

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Jul 21, 2022 17:37 (IST)
Adding both rounds of counting so far: - Droupadi Murmu gets 1,349 out of 1886 votes. Yashwant Sinha secures 537 votes.
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Update| After the second round of counting, Droupadi Murmu secures 809 out of total 1,138 votes. Yashwant Sinha gets 329 votes
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A huge banner congratulating Droupadi Murmu on her election as President of India comes up at her residence.

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Celebrations At Droupadi Murmu's House As She Gains Lead For President
Celebrations broke out outside NDA Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu's two-storey house in Odisha's Rairangpur as trends from the counting of votes placed her comfortable ahead of rival Yashwant Sinha. A group of people were seen dancing outside Ms Murmu's house.

Celebrations At Droupadi Murmu's House As She Gains Lead For President
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Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan joins people gathered at his residence to celebrate Droupadi Murmu's anticipated victory in the Presidential Elections 2022. 

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NDA's Droupadi Murmu Leads After 1st Round Of Counting

The NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu is leading with 540 of the 748 votes of the MPs, while Opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha has received 208 votes after the first round of counting, Returning Officer PC Mody said on Thursday.

Votes of 15 MPs were declared invalid, he said.

With each MP having a vote value of 700 in this presidential election, Murmu received a total of 5,23,600 votes which is 72.19 per cent of the total valid MP votes, indicating some cross-voting in her favour, officials said.

On the other hand, Sinha's total vote value stood at 1,45,600, which is 27.81 per cent of the total valid votes.

The counting for the second round of votes of the MLAs has begun, officials said.
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Counting Of Votes Underway

The counting of votes for the recently-held 15th Presidential election is underway at the Parliament House.

The counting of votes commenced at 11 am on Thursday with the results of the contest between BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu and joint Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha to be declared today.

The results will declare on who will succeed incumbent Ram Nath Kovind to become the country's 15th President.

The counting is underway in Room No 63 in Parliament House and the result will be declared immediately after the counting. The immediate precincts of Room Number 63 have been declared as sanitised and "silent zone".
Jul 21, 2022 11:48 (IST)
Droupadi Murmu's Hometown Gears Up For Celebrations

Hoardings have already come up in this sleepy town congratulating "Odisha's daughter" Droupadi Murmu on a victory that the locals believe is within the grasp of the NDA nominee even as counting is to start for the Presidential polls.

Various local organisations such as traders' bodies, bar associations, and religious and educational institutions, and even government officials are waiting with palpable enthusiasm at Ms Murmu's hometown Rairangpur to congratulate the "daughter of the soil".

Folk artistes and tribal dancers rehearsed their performances and are ready to hit the streets as soon as the results are declared. They are waiting with bated breath to witness the first tribal woman president of the country.

"We are preparing 20,000 laddus and have put up 100 banners congratulating Ms Murmu, who has her house in our town," local BJP leader Tapan Mahanta said.
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"There's An Atmosphere Of Happiness": NDA Candidate Droupadi Murmu's Family

NDA Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu's family is hopeful that she will become the next president of India.

"There is an atmosphere of happiness here as we're hopeful that Droupadi Murmu will become the next President of India. It's a matter of pride for the tribal community, Odisha & the country." said Tarinisen Tudu, brother of NDA's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu.
Jul 21, 2022 09:16 (IST)
Counting Of Votes To Elect 15th President Of India Today

The counting of votes to elect the 15th President of India will begin at 11 am on Thursday at the Parliament House here.

The counting will take place in Room No 63 in Parliament House and the result will be declared immediately after the counting. The immediate precincts of Room Number 63 have been declared as sanitised and "silent zone".

Only counting officers, officials deployed to assist the Rajya Sabha Secretary General, candidates and one authorised representative of each candidate, observers appointed by the Election Commission and media persons with valid passes will be allowed entry into the counting hall. Rajya Sabha Secretary General PC Mody is the returning officer for the Presidential election.

The voting took place on July 18 and was completed in a peaceful manner.

The contest is between BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu and joint Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha. The NDA candidate is seen to have a clear edge in the contest.

The voting ended at 5 pm at the Parliament House and at designated places in the capitals of all states besides the UTs of Puducherry and Delhi on Monday.
Jul 21, 2022 08:19 (IST)
Presidential Election Explained: How Votes Are Counted

Droupadi Murmu or Yashwant Sinha - India's next president will be declared tomorrow once votes for the election are counted beginning at 11 am at parliament.
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