Ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind will be the 14th President of India.
Kovind defeated in the presidential election the joint Opposition candidate Meira Kumar by a huge margin of 3.34 lakh votes.
Kovind secured 2930 votes of the value of 7.02 lakh as against 3.67 lakh of Ms Kumar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the President of India.
“Congratulations to Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji on being elected the President of India! Best wishes for a fruitful & inspiring tenure. Gladdened by the extensive support for Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji among MPs & across various states. I thank members of the Electoral College.
I also congratulate Meira Kumar Ji for her campaign, which was in spirit of the democratic ethos & values we all are proud of ”, the Prime Minister said.