India set to welcome 14th President: Counting of votes today
New Delhi : India is all set to welcome its 14th President as the counting of votes will conclude on Thursday (July 20) by 5 PM.
Nearly 100 per cent votes were casted on Monday to choose Pranab Mukherjee's successor.
Mishra informed that a total of 771 MPs and five MLAs were supposed to vote in Parliament House. Of these, 768 MPs and four MLAs voted here.
"Out of total of 771 Members of Parliament entitled to vote (04 vacant and 01 disqualified), 768 cast their votes, i.e. 99.61 per cent. Likewise out of total 4,109 Members of the Legislative Assemblies entitled to vote (10 vacant and 01 disqualified), 4,083 cast their votes, i.e. 99.37 per cent," according to an official statement.
The numbers are stacked in favour of the ruling coalition's nominee Ram Nath Kovind over the opposition's candidate Meira Kumar.
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