India is all set to get its 15th President as the counting of votes for the Presidential election commenced at 11 am on Thursday at the Parliament House in Delhi.
The tenure of incumbent President Ram Nath Kovind tenure is ending on July 24 and his successor will take oath on July 25.
Those who contested for the top constitutional post in the country are – ruling BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu and Opposition’s Yashwant Sinha.
So far, Murmu looks set for an easy victory as several non-NDA parties have pledged to support her. If elected, she will the first tribal person to hold the post. Moreover, there are also reports of cross-voting in favor of her in a number of states.
On the other hand, Sinha, a former bureaucrat who remained a minister in BJP regimes before parting ways some years ago, has said that the battle is not between individuals but between ideologies.
Voting for the Presidential polls was held on July 18 at 31 locations including the Parliament House and 30 centers within state legislative assemblies. The result is likely to be declared by today evening.