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LIVE from Presidential Election 2017: Ram Nath Kovindh or Meira Kumar, voting for the next leader on its way

 2017-07-17 08:32:57.0

LIVE from Presidential Election 2017: Ram Nath Kovindh or Meira Kumar, voting for the next leader on its way

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New Delhi: India is all set to get its 14th President starting today with Former Bihar Goivernor Ram Nath Kovind and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumari as their first choice through elections. Ms Kumar's candidature was announced was announced by the Opposition only after the ruling NDA had named its candidate, as Prime minister Narendra Midi's choice of a Dalit candidate was seen as a masterstroke to keep the Opposition busy wondering and keeping the allies together. However, Nitish Kumar went out of the grand collation to show support for NDA's candidate while its allay Shiv Sena kept it self distant from the decision.

As of now, BJP and allies have owned 60 per cent of the votes.
Here are some live updates from the 2017 Presidential Elections:

Presidential Election 2017 LIVE: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao casts his vote in Hyderabad


Jul 17, 2017: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said, "After the election, who so ever wins, it is going to be a Dalit President. So it is great for the country."
13:54 (IST)

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Jul 17, 2017: After voting today, ballot boxes from the states will be flown to Delhi and stored in Room 62 in Parliament. Votes will be counted and results will be announced on 13:52 (IST) Thursday, July 20. The new President will take oath on Tuesday, July 25.


Jul 17, 2017
13:51 (IST) Ram Nath Kovind is set for an easy win in today's election for the next President of India versus Meira Kumar, with the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance
confident that the former Bihar Governor will get about 70 per cent of the vote. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was among the first to vote in Parliament this morning, has congratulated Mr Kovind in advance and has said that "the presidential poll this time is historic. Probably for the first time no party made any undignified or unwarranted comment on the rival candidate.

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Jul 17, 2017
13:08 (IST)Presidential Election 2017 LIVE: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal cast his vote at the Delhi Legislative Assembly a short while ago.



Jul 17, 2017
13:03 (IST) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis cast his vote at the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly a short while ago.



Jul 17, 2017 -12:44 (IST): Presidential Election 2017 LIVE: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi cast their votes.


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Jul 17, 2017
12:40 (IST): Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar says, "Today is a very important day. Today the collegium will take a decision. This contest is to fight for social justice, transparency, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of press. It's an ideology that binds us together. I ask members of collegium to pay heed to the voice of their conscience and keep the best interest of the country in mind.

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Jul 17, 2017:
12:22 (IST) Presidential Election 2017 LIVE: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik casts his vote at the Odisha Legislative Assembly




Jul 17, 2017

12:18 (IST) : Presidential Election 2017 LIVE: Nationalist Congress Party or NCP leader Praful Patel said that all NCP lawmakers and legislators have voted for Opposition candidate Meira Kumar. Mr Patel cast his vote a short while ago.




Jul 17, 2017

12:14 (IST) : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu casts his vote in Amaravati.




Jul 17, 2017

12:12 (IST) : Presidential Election 2017 LIVE: Opposition candidate Meira Kumar's son Ansul says, "It's not personal fight but fight of ideologies... The forces which are present should be decimated. If it's just about numbers then why we are going through the whole process. The winner can be announced earlier based on the parties support. We are excited... We are part of it. I have traveled with my mother."


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Jul 17, 2017


12:03 (IST) : Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh casts his vote.



Jul 17, 2017

11:14 (IST): Presidential Election 2017 LIVE: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has cast his vote.


Jul 17, 2017

11:06 (IST): Presidential Election 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first to cast his vote this morning at Parliament's room number 62.



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Jul 17, 2017

11:02 (IST): Presidential Election 2017 LIVE: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan arrives at the state Legislative Assembly to cast his vote.




Jul 17, 2017

10:59 (IST): Presidential Election 2017 LIVE: DMK working president MK Stalin casts his vote in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.


July 17, 2017

10:59 (IST): Presidential Election 2017 LIVE: DMK working president MK Stalin casts his vote in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.

Jul 17, 2017

10:44 (IST): BJP President Amit Shah casts his vote


Jul 17, 2017

10:42 (IST) : Presidential Election 2017 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi casts his vote.



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