Presidential Elections in India has held on Monday 17 July 2017. The candidates were Mr. Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar. And today on 20 July 2017 the counting of started at 11 am with the ballot box of Parliament House being opened, followed by all received from other states.
Nearly 99 percent voting, the highest ever is being reported. A total of 4,895 voters – 4120 MLAs and 776 elected MPs – were eligible.
Ram Nath Kovind(born 1 October 1945) is an Indian politician and the NDA candidate for President of India in the 2017 election. Mr.Kovind is a Dalit leader and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).He has served as Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017.
Ram Nath Kovind, 71, is a farmer’s son and his humble origins and simple lifestyle were stressed by BJP leaders.
PM Modi’s choice of Mr. Kovind, a Dalit candidate, was seen as a masterstroke to divide the opposition and keep allies together as well as a move to consolidate its growing support among politically vital backward castes. Ram Nath Kovind will be the second Dalit President of India after KR Narayanan.