Presidential Poll Result: Murmu declared winner as counting concludes
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
Droupadi Murmu declared winner of 16th presidential election as counting of votes concludes. Murmu got 64 per cent of votes in presidential poll against Yashwant Sinha's 36 per cent.
Jul 21, 2022 09:34 PM IST
Very proud moment for Odisha: Naveen on Murmu's prez poll victory
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.
Jul 21, 2022 08:50 PM IST
Five things to know about Yashwant Sinha
Born in 1937, Yashwant Sinha joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1960. He held several posts during his tenure until he retired in 1984. Read More
Jul 21, 2022 08:43 PM IST
PM visits Droupadi Murmu's house, says she ‘will be an outstanding President’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening visited BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu's residence to congratulate her soon after she emerges victorious in the Presidential election. Read More
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
Murmu has crosses 50% mark of total valid votes
NDA Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu has crossed the 50 per cent mark of total valid votes at the end of the third round of counting, set to become the next president of the country.
Jul 21, 2022 07:37 PM IST
At least 17 MPs cross-voted in the Presidential elections: Report
At least 17 MPs have cross-voted in the Presidential elections, in favour of NDA's candidate Droupadi Murmu, according to a report by news agency ANI.
Jul 21, 2022 07:33 PM IST
Droupadi Murmu has edge over Yashwant Sinha in Prez race | 5 facts about her
India is set to get its 15th president today as the counting of votes for the presidential elections will be held. While the contest lies between BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu and joint Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha, Murmu is likely to be the top choice for the country's highest constitutional position. Meanwhile, BJP's massive victory celebration preparations are underway across the country for Murmu. Read More
Jul 21, 2022 07:12 PM IST
Murmu's win to be ‘befitting recognition for the entire Tribal Community': BJP's Rijiju
“As counting of votes for Presidential election is halfway, there are massive celebrations across India. India is on the verge of getting the First Tribal Women as President! Most befitting recognition for the entire Tribal Community as the nation celebrates," says BJP senior leader Kiren Rijiju.
Jul 21, 2022 06:43 PM IST
As Murmu inches closer towards victory, celebrations begin at BJP HQ in Delhi
A large crowd gathers outside BJP Headquarters in Delhi in celebration, as NDA's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu gets closer to victory.
Jul 21, 2022 06:05 PM IST
‘Droupadi Murmu is going to win by a huge margin': Assam CM
Droupadi Murmu is going to win by a huge margin. India is going to get its first-ever tribal woman as its President. This is a historic moment for the people of India, says Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
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
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
Droupadi Murmu has opened up a sizeable lead over fellow presidential hopeful Yashwant Sinha after the first round of counting. Murmu, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's nominee to succeed president Ram Nath Kovind secured 540 votes from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs. Read More
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 at the residential school run by Murmu in Pahadpur village.
Jul 21, 2022 01:51 PM IST
Congress leaders detained amid presidential elections
Congress leaders P Chidambaram, Ajay Maken and others have been detained while protesting against the ED probe amid presidential elections.
Jul 21, 2022 01:37 PM IST
Process of counting of votes for the Presidential election underway| Watch
The process of counting of votes for the presidential elections is underway in Parliament house. Watch video.
Jul 21, 2022 01:29 PM IST
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.
Jul 21, 2022 01:05 PM IST
Yashwant Sinha slams ED over Sonia Gandhi summons
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Jul 21, 2022 01:00 PM IST
Congress protests against ED continues
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
Jul 21, 2022 12:41 PM IST
‘If elected, CAA will not be implemented’: Yashwant Sinha
Opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha had said that if he is elected, he will ensure that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is not implemented. Read more
Jul 21, 2022 12:04 PM IST
Oppn's Yashwant Sinha contesting against NDA's Murmu| 5 things to know about him
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
NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu and opposition's Yashwant Sinha are set to know their fate to become India's next president. Here's how the campaign played out.
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
While the contest lies between BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu and joint Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha, Murmu is likely to be the top choice for the country's highest constitutional position. Read more about her
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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