Presidential Poll Result: Murmu declared winner as counting concludes

Presidential Election Result 2022: The counting of votes is taking place in Room No 63 in Parliament House and the result will be declared immediately after the counting.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker touches sweets to a picture of India's President elect Droupadi Murmu at her temporary residence after she was elected as country's new president in New Delhi.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker touches sweets to a picture of India's President elect Droupadi Murmu at her temporary residence after she was elected as country's new president in New Delhi.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 21, 2022 11:09 PM IST
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Presidential Election Result 2022: Bharatiya Janata Party's Droupadi Murmu was elected as the 15th president on Thursday as counting of votes concluded.  She defeated the opposition's Yashwant Sinha. With this, Murmu became the first tribal woman and the second woman to hold the position. 

Murmu is also the first President to be born after independence and is the youngest to occupy the top post.

Murmu, 64, won by an overwhelming margin against Sinha after receiving over 64 per cent valid votes in a day-long counting of ballots of MPs and MLAs, comprising the electoral college, to succeed Ram Nath Kovid to become the country's 15th president.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with party president JP Nadda visited Murmu's residence in Delhi to congratulate the leader. 

On July 18, all elected MLAs and MPs across the country had voted for Ram Nath Kovind's successor between 10 am to 5 pm across 31 locations including the Parliament House and 30 centres within state legislative assemblies. Of the 736 electors comprising 727 MPs and nine MLAs who were permitted by the Election Commission to vote at Parliament House, 728 electors cast their votes. The total turnout at Parliament House was 98.91 percent.

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  • Jul 21, 2022 09:46 PM IST

    Murmu declared winner as counting concludes

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    Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Droupadi Murmu on Thursday for emerging victorious in the presidential poll, saying it was a very proud moment for everyone in Odisha.

  • Jul 21, 2022 08:55 PM IST

    Lok Sabha Speaker congratulates Draupadi Murmu

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla joined the various leaders in congratulating Murmu on her election as President of India.

    In his congratulatory message, Birla said that Smt. Murmu has always given voice to the hopes and aspirations of the people, understood their grievances and resolved them.

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  • Jul 21, 2022 08:40 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi congratulates Droupadi Murmu on her win

    Congratulations and best wishes to Smt. Droupadi Murmu ji on being elected as the 15th President of India, writes Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Twitter. 

  • Jul 21, 2022 08:26 PM IST

    PM Modi congratulates Murmu on her victory

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Murmu's residence to congratulate Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the new President of the country. BJP national president JP Nadda is also present.

  • Jul 21, 2022 08:00 PM IST

    NDAs Yashwant Sinha congratulates Murmu for presidential election win

  • Jul 21, 2022 07:56 PM IST

    Murmu defeats opposition's candidate Sinha

    Th total number of valid votes is 3219 with total value of 8,38,839; Out of this, Droupadi Murmu got 2161 votes of the value of 5,77,777. Yashwant Sinha got 1058 votes of the value of 2,61,062, informs PC Mody, Secretary General, Rajya Sabha.

  • Jul 21, 2022 07:51 PM IST

    Cong spokesperson congratulates Murmu

  • Jul 21, 2022 07:48 PM IST

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  • Jul 21, 2022 07:37 PM IST

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  • Jul 21, 2022 07:12 PM IST

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  • Jul 21, 2022 06:43 PM IST

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  • Jul 21, 2022 06:05 PM IST

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  • Jul 21, 2022 05:38 PM IST

    Murmu leads Sinha by 812 votes after 2nd round counting from 10 states

    After second round, where ballot paper of first 10 states alphabetically counted - total valid votes 1138 and their total value 1,49,575. Out of this, Droupadi Murmu got 809 votes valued at 1,05,299, while, Yashwant Sinha gets 329 votes valued at 44,276, informed PC Mody.

  • Jul 21, 2022 03:58 PM IST

    Final result to be announce in next few hours

    Officials involved in the counting of votes say that the final result of the presidential election can be revealed in the next one and a half to two hours. 

  • Jul 21, 2022 03:19 PM IST

    After counting the MP votes, Murmu has won 72.19% of votes

    ANI
    ANI

    BJP's Droupadi Murmu wins first round against Yashwant Sinha, bags 72.19% of votes.

  • Jul 21, 2022 03:08 PM IST

    Presidential election results: Round 1 over - Murmu has 232-vote lead over Sinha

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  • Jul 21, 2022 03:01 PM IST

    Counting of votes of MLAs begins

    The counting of votes of MLAs for the presidential election has begun.

  • Jul 21, 2022 02:44 PM IST

    After counting of MPs' votes, Murmu gets 540, Sinha 208; 15 found invalid

    Fifteen votes have been found invalid so far. The total valid votes were 748 with a value of 523600. This is for the MPs alone, informed. Rajya Sabha Secretary General PC Mody.

    Murmu got 540 votes with a value of 378000. While Yashwant Sinha has got 208 votes with a value of 145600.

  • Jul 21, 2022 02:40 PM IST

    The key numbers to know

    According to the New Election Commission, there were a total of 4796 voters in the presidential election this time, out of which 99 percent exercised their franchise. There was 100 per cent voting in 11 states and the Union Territory of Puducherry. Voting was held in 30 places including Delhi and Puducherry for the Presidential election. In this election, in addition to the members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha, the elected representatives of the Legislative Assemblies of the States and Union Territories with Legislative Assemblies had the right to vote.

  • Jul 21, 2022 02:32 PM IST

    Process of counting of votes begins in Parliament

  • Jul 21, 2022 02:07 PM IST

    Celebrations at Murmu's native place Rairangpur| Watch

    Celebrations begin at Odisha's Rairangpur village, the native place of NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu. Watch video.

  • Jul 21, 2022 02:02 PM IST

    Children celebrate Droupadi Murmu's likely victory in school

    Children celebrate Droupadi Murmu's likely victory in school
    Children celebrate Droupadi Murmu's likely victory in school

    Children celebrate Droupadi Murmu's likely victory at the residential school run by Murmu in Pahadpur village.

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  • Jul 21, 2022 01:29 PM IST

    Celebrations begin outside Droupadi Murmu's residence in Rairangpur

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    Celebrations begin outside Droupadi Murmu's residence in Rairangpur

    Celebrations begin outside Droupadi Murmu's residence in Rairangpur town with Santhali tribals doing their traditional dance.

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  • Jul 21, 2022 01:00 PM IST

    Congress protests against ED continues

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    As the counting of votes is underway, the Congress is holding protests at the Parliament against ED's questioning of Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald Case. 

  • Jul 21, 2022 12:52 PM IST

    Counting of votes begins

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  • Jul 21, 2022 12:04 PM IST

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    While the top choice is likely to be Murmu, around 34 opposition parties have been supporting Yashwant Sinha. Read more about opposition's presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha

  • Jul 21, 2022 11:46 AM IST

    Counting of votes to begin shortly

    The counting of votes for India's next president will begin shortly. Ballot boxes are being sorted at the Parliament counting hall. 

  • Jul 21, 2022 11:35 AM IST

    All prominent tribal leaders to visit Delhi to greet Murmu

    I have learnt that all prominent tribal leaders will be coming to Delhi to greet the new likely to be President: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Droupadi Murmu

  • Jul 21, 2022 11:28 AM IST

    Everyone in the country to have a sense of pride: Kiren Rijiju

    Union minister Kiren Rijiju said that “not only tribals, but everyone in the country is going to have a sense of pride in having the 1st woman tribal President”.

  • Jul 21, 2022 11:23 AM IST

    How the Droupadi Murmu vs Yashwant Sinha presidential campaign played out

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  • Jul 21, 2022 11:11 AM IST

    34 opposition parties supporting Yashwant Sinha

    Around 34 opposition parties including Congress, TMC, NCP, among others are supporting Sinha.

  • Jul 21, 2022 11:00 AM IST

    Droupadi Murmu has edge over Yashwant Sinha in Prez race | 5 facts about her

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  • Jul 21, 2022 10:52 AM IST

    Congress ally JMM, other parties back Droupadi Murmu for President

    Congress ally JMM, Shiv Sena, YSR Congress Party, among parties supporting Murmu. Read more here

  • Jul 21, 2022 10:25 AM IST

    Who will be allowed in the counting hall? 

    Only counting officers, officials deployed to assist the Rajya Sabha Secretary General, candidates and one authorised representative of each candidate, observers appointed by the Election Commission and media persons with valid passes will be allowed entry into the counting hall.

  • Jul 21, 2022 10:17 AM IST

    BJP to massively celebrate Murmu's victory

    The BJP high command has instructed the office bearers and workers that the BJP will celebrate the victory of Droupadi Murmu in every part of the country, reported ANI citing sources.

  • Jul 21, 2022 10:05 AM IST

    ‘We are hopeful…', says Murmu's brother Tarinisen Tudu

    There is an atmosphere of happiness here as we are hopeful that Droupadi Murmu will become the next President of India. It is a matter of pride for the tribal community, Odisha and the country: Tarinisen Tudu, brother of NDA's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu (ANI)

  • Jul 21, 2022 10:04 AM IST

    Preparations underway at Parliament

    Preparations are underway at the Parliament ahead of the counting of votes.

  • Jul 21, 2022 09:55 AM IST

    Total voting turnout at parliament house was 98.91%

    Out of 736 electors comprising 727 MPs and nine MLAs permitted by the Election Commission to vote at the Parliament house, 728 (719 MPs and nine MLAs) cast their votes. The total turnout at Parliament House was 98.91 per cent.

  • Jul 21, 2022 09:44 AM IST

    Droupadi Murmu's hometown ready for celebration

    As India will get its 15th President on Thursday, Odisha's Rairangpur, the native place of NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu, began preparations anticipating Murmu's victory. Read more

  • Jul 21, 2022 09:38 AM IST

    How are the votes counted?

    As India is set to get its 15th president today, here's how counting of votes for presidential elections takes place.

  • Jul 21, 2022 09:33 AM IST

    India’s 15th president to be announced today

    India is set to get its 15th president today as the votes will be counted for the presidential elections will begin today at 11 am.

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