New Delhi: First round of counting concludes, Murmu leads by huge margin. Who will be the next President of the country, it will become clear today. There is a direct fight between NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu and joint opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha for the 15th Presidential post. However, the chances of NDA candidate winning in the election are high. If this happens, then Droupadi Murmu will become the first tribal woman president of the country. Earlier, no tribal woman has reached this post.
Let us tell you that according to the information given after the first round of counting of votes of the Presidential elections, the total number of valid votes of MPs was 748, out of which 540 are in support of Droupadi Murmu, and 204 votes were received by the opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha. Huh. 15 votes have been declared invalid.
Rajya Sabha Secretary General PC Modi said that Droupadi Murmu got the votes of 540 MPs, whose value is 3,78,000. At the same time, the joint candidate of the opposition Yashwant Sinha was voted by 208 MPs, whose value is 1,45,600. Apart from this, the votes of a total of 15 MPs were found to be invalid. Let us tell you that the votes were cast on July 18 in the Parliament House Complex and the state assemblies. According to the Election Commission, more than 99 percent of the total 4,796 electors across the country had voted in the election.
Results likely to come by tonight
The same pattern will be followed to complete the counting of votes cast in all the states. A final briefing by the Returning Officer to announce the final result is expected to be announced in the second part today.
After the first briefing by the Returning Officer, the votes cast in the first 10 states will be counted alphabetically. This will be followed by a second briefing by the Returning Officer. Then, the votes cast in alphabetical order in the 10 subsequent states will be counted. This will be followed by the third briefing by the Returning Officer.
A total of 4,809 voters, including 776 MPs and 4,033 elected MLAs, were eligible to vote in the presidential election. Nominated MPs and MLAs and members of the Legislative Council cannot vote in this. According to the Election Commission, more than 99 percent of the voters cast their vote during the voting held on Monday.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan joins folk artists as they perform a tribal dance to celebrate as NDA’s Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu leads against Opposition’s Yashwant Sinha after the end of the first round of counting.
Residents in Odisha’s Rairangpur, the hometown of Ms Murmu, are already celebrating. They have got 20,000 sweets prepared. A tribal dance and victory procession are part of the plan after the results are out.
Once the results are declared, CEC Rajiv Kumar and election commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey will sign a certification of the election. That copy will be handed over to Union Home Secretary and will be read out at oath ceremony of the President.