President election result 2017: PM Narendra Modi takes to Twitter to congratulate Ram Nath Kovind on win, commends Meira Kumar on campaign

By: | Published: July 20, 2017 5:02 PM

Soon after the declaration that NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been elected as the next President of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and extended his greeting.

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President election result 2017: Soon after the declaration that NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been elected as the next President of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and extended his greeting. In a series of tweets, the PM first posted this: “Congratulations to Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji on being elected the President of India! Best wishes for a fruitful & inspiring tenure.” Thereafter, PM expressed his gratitude to everyone who had extended their support to Kovind and thanked the members of the electoral college in his next tweet that read: “Gladdened by the extensive support for Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji among MPs & across various states. I thank members of the electoral college.” Kovind has been elected as the next  President to replace Pranab Mukherjee after defeating the Opposition candidate Meira Kumar. In the election that was held on July 17 (Monday), Kovind received 65.65 per cent votes while Meira Kumar secured 34.35 per cent votes resulting in the victory of the former. Counting was carried out today. However, the PM did not forget to mention the Opposition candidate. PM also congratulated Meira Kumar and said, “I also congratulate @meira_kumar Ji for her campaign, which was in spirit of the democratic ethos & values we all are proud of.”

Moreover, the PM also said that it was a privilege for him to see Kovind elected. PM also shared two pictures of himself with Ram Nath Kovind – one was a throwback photo of 20 years ago and another was of present time – he also tweeted, “20 years ago and the present…always been a privilege to know you, President Elect.”

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