NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind leads a handsome lead in the presidential race after receiving 1389 votes against opposition candidate Meira Kumar, who won 576 votes, according to partial results today. In the Electoral College system, Kovinds votes are 479585 while Kumars has a value of 204594 at the end of counting ballots in Parliament and 11 states. This was announced by the late officer Anoop Mishra. The states where the counting has ended include Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, he said.
Kovind is expected to win the race for the top constitutional post since the BJP and its allies have a majority in the polling station consisting of members of parliament and members of legislative assemblies of all states. A formal announcement of the winner is expected at 5 pm. The vote took place on Monday. The count began at 11 am with the opening of the parliamentary ballot box, followed by ballot boxes received from the states in alphabetical order. Votes are counted in four separate tables and there will be eight count rounds. An election
The Commission official, who has witnessed two previous presidential elections, said that the results are usually reported around 5 PM. Nearly 99 percent of the votes were registered for electing the next president of India. Thirty-two polling stations, including that of the Chamber of Deputies, were established in several states. A total of 4,896 voters – 4,120 deputies and 776 elected deputies – were eligible to vote. MLCs of the states with the legislative council are not part of the electoral college. While the value of a MLA vote depends on the population of your state, the value of a vote for MPs remains the same in 708. PTI