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President-elect Ram Nath Kovind to take oath on July 25

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 July 2017, 18:55 IST
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Ram Nath Kovind will take oath as 14th President of India on July 25.

As incumbent Pranab Mukerhjee's last day as president is on July 24, therefore the oath ceremony will be held on July 25.

Kovind will be administered oath by the Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar in the Central Hall of Parliament.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee on Thursday won the presidential elections by defeating Opposition candidate Meira Kumar.

After final round of counting, Kovind got 7,02,044 votes out of a total of 10,69,358 while his opponent and former Lok Sabha speaker Kumar secured 3,67,314 votes.

Following the official announcement of the results, many political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Meira Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar congratulated Kovind for winning the presidential elections and becoming the 14th President of India.

"Congratulations to Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji on being elected the President of India! Best wishes for a fruitful & inspiring tenure," the Prime Minister tweeted.

"Gladdened by the extensive support for Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji among MPs & across various states. I thank members of the electoral college," he added.

-ANI

First published: 20 July 2017, 18:55 IST
 
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