Voting for the presidential polls concluded on Monday with over 99 per cent of the 4,796 eligible electors, including 771 MPs and 4,025 MLAs, taking part in the process.
After the 3rd round of counting, NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu crossed the 50 percent mark, securing her win in the presidential battle against Opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha by a huge margin. Murmu has received 2,161 valid votes so far, while Sinha has received 1,058.
Murmu, 64, is the first Adivasi and the second woman to become the nation’s first citizen and the Supreme Commander of India’s Armed Forces. Murmu was elected to two terms in the Odisha Assembly in 2000 and 2004, and served as a Minister from 2000 to 2004 in Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s BJD- BJP coalition government. She was sworn in as the first female Governor of Jharkhand in 2015.
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