Highlights

  • MPs, MLAs vote to elect next President of India
  • Tenure of President Ram Nath Kovind ends later this month
  • NDA's Droupadi Murmu vs Opposition's Yashwant Sinha

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Nearly 4,800 MLAs and MPs will vote to elect next President of India

While BJP-led NDA has fielded former Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu as its candidate, opposition parties like Congress, NCP, TMC, Left and a few others have fielded veteran politician Yashwant Sinha.

Nearly 4,800 MPs and MLAs will vote to elect the next President of India with the tenure of current president Ram Nath Kovind ending on July 24.

The polling will take place in Parliament House and state legislative assemblies for which ballot boxes have already reached their destinations.

The counting of votes will take place at Parliament House on July 21 and the next President will take oath on July 25.

While BJP-led NDA has fielded former Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu as its candidate, opposition parties like Congress, NCP, TMC, Left and a few others have fielded veteran politician Yashwant Sinha.

With the support of regional parties such as BJD, YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK, TDP, JD(S), Shiromani Akali Dal, Shiv Sena and JMM, Murmu's vote share is likely to reach nearly two-thirds and she is set to become the first woman from the tribal community to occupy the top constitutional post.

Also watch: Explained: how the President of India is elected | Presidential Elections 2022

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee now has over 6.67 lakh votes after the support of various regional parties, out of a total of 10,86,431 votes.

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