Indian Presidential Election Results 2022 Live Updates: Droupadi Murmu has become India’s 15th President, and with that she has created history by becoming India’s first tribal President. Her total votes now stand at 6,76,803, while Yashwant Sinha has garnered 3,80,177 votes votes. As many as 17 MPs and 104 MLAs from the Opposition camp have cross-voted for Murmu. The votes of 5 MPs got invalidated. “4754 votes polled, out of which 4701 were valid and 53 were invalid. The quota (for a candidate to be elected the President) was 5,28,491. Droupadi Murmu secured 2824 first preference votes — value of which is 6,76,803. (Meanwhile) 1,877 first preference votes were secured by Yashwant Sinha — value 3,80,177. As first preference votes secured by Droupadi Murmu were greater than the requisite quota, I in my capacity as Returning Officer declare that she has been elected to office of President of India,” said PC Mody, Secretary General, Rajya Sabha.
The counting of votes to elect India’s 15th President started earlier in the day at Delhi’s Parliament House. The voting was held on July 18 at the Parliament House and across all state assemblies as 99% of the 4,796 MPs and MLAs casted their votes. The term of the incumbent President Ram Nath Kovind will end on July 24 and his successor will be sworn in on July 25. NDA nominee Droupadi Murmu is pitted against joint Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha.
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PM Modi and BJP national president JP Nadda arrived at Murmu's Delhi residence to congratulate her on her winning the presidential polls.
Narendra Modi was the first dignitary to visit President-elect Droupadi Murmu at her Delhi residence.
Opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha also appealed to the Opposition parties to stand unified ahead of the vice presidential polls, on a day where his former party TMC's chief Mamata Banerjee announced that they will abstain from voting in the upcoming polls.
In a huge setback, as many as 104 MLAs and 17 MPs have cross-voted in favour of Droupadi Murmu, the counting so far has revealed. Five out of the votes casted by 17 MPs have got invalidated. The states that have reported the highest number of cross-voting are Assam, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
After the counting of votes of all MPs and MLAs of 20 states, Murmu has crossed the half-way mark. Her total votes now stand at 5,77,777, while Yashwant Sinha has garnered only 261062 votes.
Despite her soft-spoken nature, Murmu's steely determination and strong will is evident from both her personal and professional life. Despite suffering several personal tragedies from losing her husband in 2014 to losing both her sons between 2009 to 2012, Murmu had single-handedly raised her daughter. Her daughter Itishree Murmu, who is now a banker married to a rugby player now, said that her mother was like any other mother, sweet and strict at the same time.
Known for her simplicity and soft-spoken nature, an elated Murmu had said that her nomination for the post of President had taken her by surprise. She was chosen out of a list of 20 candidates that NDA had in mind for the presidential race. Her name also featured in the list of likely candidates for the NDA during the last presidential polls in 2017.
Celebrations begin in front of Droupadi Murmu's Delhi residence. However, Murmu has declined to come out in public till the final results are declared, according to reports.
“This is a historic moment for the people of India,” Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma told news agency ANI.
After second round of counting, Murmu got 1,349 votes, valued at 4,83,299. “I include the earlier results of Parliament, the grand total so far is 1,886 valid votes valued at 6,73,175 out of which Droupadi Murmu gets 1,349 votes valued at 4,83,299. Yashwant Sinha gets 537 votes, valued at 1,89,876 so far, “PC Mody, Secretary General, Rajya Sabha.
BJP workers celebrate in front of the state party office in Ranchi as NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu closes in on historic win.
Folk artists break into a tribal dance in Delhi to celebrate Murmu's lead over Sinha after the first round of counting.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia congratulates Droupadi Murmu, who is all set to become the President of the country, after having a considerable lead over her rival Yashwant Sinha. The Aam Aadmi Party was supporting Sinha's candidature.
“I congratulate Murmu ji. Her journey has been inspiring. I hope she will rise above BJP's tactics and work for the interest of the nation,” he added. (PTI)
Several dignitaries are expected to meet Murmu at her Delhi residence after the official declarations are made. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first to arrive, followed by Home Minister Amit Shah.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan celebrates after Droupadi Murmu got a significant lead in the first round.
“Nobody has any doubt in mind. Daughter of a tribal family coming from a very ordinary house in Odisha, Droupadi Murmu will be elected as the President,” Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tells news agency ANI.
“Immense joy amid the deprived section of society, tribals, women &eastern India that for the first time the true meaning of democracy is coming to the fore. A leader from such a background will reach the nation's highest post. It's an achievement for democracy,” Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tells news agency ANI.
Celebrations begin at SLS (Shyam, Laxman & Sipun) Memorial Residential School, Pahadpur, founded by NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu in memory of her husband & 2 sons after their demise. (ANI)
Droupadi Murmu has secured 540 votes with a value of 3,78,000 and Yashwant Sinha has secured 208 votes with a value of 1,45,600. A total of 15 votes were invalid. These are figures for Parliament (votes), please wait for next announcement: PC Mody, Secretary General, Rajya Sabha (ANI)
Counting of MPs' votes are underway. After this, the MLAs' votes will be counted.
Celebrations underway at Droupadi Murmu's village as the results to the Presidential elections will be declared shortly.
Counting of votes underway at the Parliament House in Delhi.
Ballot boxes, not EVMs, are used for the Presidential elections. Ballot boxes have already arrived at the Parliament House from state assemblies across India.
“Not only tribals, but everyone in the country is going to have a sense of pride in having the 1st woman tribal President. I have learnt that all prominent tribal leaders will be coming to Delhi to greet the new likely to be President,” Union Minister Kiren Rijiju told news agency ANI.
Opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha has hit out at the Modi govt over Sonia Gandhi's ED deposition.
Opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha hits out at BJP-led central government over Sonia Gandhi's ED deposition.
Everyone is happy in Rairangpur (Droupadi Murmu's hometown in Odisha) as we are hopeful that she will become India's next President, Tarinisen Tudu, brother of Droupadi Murmu, tells news agency ANI
Counting of votes to begin at 11 am.
A total of 34 parties have pledged their support to Yashwant Sinha.
1. Indian National Congress (INC)
2. All India Trinamool Congress (AITC)
3. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
4. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
5. Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M)
6. Communist Party of India (CPI)
7. Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)
8. Samajwadi Party (SP)
9. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)
10. Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD)
11. Communist Party of India Marxist–Leninist (CPI-ML)
12. Kerala Congress Mani (KCM)
13. Indian Union Muslim League (IUML)
14. Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (JKNC)
15. Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK)
16. Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK)
17. Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP)
18. All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM)
19. All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)
20. Raijor Dal (RD)
21. Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK)
22. Kerala Congress (KC)
23. Kongu Desa Makkal Katchi (KDMK)
24. Kerala Congress Jacob (KCJ)
25. Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI)
26. Congress (Secular) (CS)
27. Janadhipathya Kerala Congress (JKC)
28. Kerala Congress Balakrishna (KCB)
29. Indian National League (INL)
30. National Secular Conference (NSC)
31. Nationalist Congress Kerala (NCK)
32. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)
33. Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK)
34. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
A total of 44 political parties, including NDA and non-NDA, have pledged their support to Murmu.
1. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
2. Janata Dal United (JDU)
3. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)
4. Biju Janata Dal (BJD)
5. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
6. Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP)
7. Apna Dal Sonelal (ADS)
8. Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party (RLJP)
9. Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)
10. Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK)
11. Naga People's Front (NPF)
12. National People's Party (NPP)
13. Jannayak Janta Party (JJP)
14. United People's Party Liberal (UPPL)
15. Mizo National Front (MNF)
16. Nirbal Indian Shoshit Hamara Aam Dal (NISHAD)
17. Nationalist Progressive Democratic Party (NDPP)
18. All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU)
19. Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas)
20. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)
21. Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC)
22. Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM)
23. Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM)
24. Bodoland People's Front (BPF)
25. Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RASP)
26. Jana Sena Party (JSP)
27. All India Namathu Rajiyam Congress (AINRC)
28. Haryana Lokhit Party (HLP)
29. United Democratic Party (UDP)
30. People's Democratic Front (PDF)
31. Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP)
32. Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP)
33. Kuki People's Alliance (KPA)
34. Republican Party of India Athawale (RPI-A)
35. Tamil Maanila Congress Moopanar (TMC-M)
36. Indigenious Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT)
37. Puratchi Bharatham Katchi (PBK)
38. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)
39. Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
40. Jansatta Dal Loktantrik (JSDL)
41. Shiv Sena and Shiv Sena rebel group (Eknath Shinde)
42. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)
43. Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP)
44. Janata Dal Secular (JDS)
A mega “Abhinandan Yatra” to be led by BJP chief JP Nadda and attended by thousands of leaders and workers has been planned by the party after counting of votes for presidential poll, on Thursday evening, Delhi BJP leaders said.
The party also plans to celebrate an anticipated “landmark victory” of NDA's nominee Droupadi Murmu, the first tribal to be elected on the post of President of India, across the country, particularly in tribal pockets, sources said.
The roadshow is scheduled to start from Delhi BJP office on Pant Marg to celebrate an almost certain victory of Murmu in the presidential election, party leaders said. (PTI)
The returning officer, after revealing the final data on the counting, said that eight MPs abstained from voting. Out of the eight MPs who did not vote, two MPs were from BJP, including Sunny Deol, two MPs were from Shiv Sena and one each from Congress, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and AIMIM.
The Election Commission of India said polling was held peacefully across states and union territories. After the voting concluded on July 18, the Election Commission of India said that the polling was conducted “peacefully and cordially” across the country. While 99 per cent of the total 4,796 electors cast their votes, 100 per cent polling was recorded in the states of Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Puducherry, Sikkim and Tamil Nadu.
Laddus are being prepared and hoardings have been put up congratulating “Odisha's daughter” as NDA presidential nominee Droupadi Murmu's hometown Rairangpur expressed confidence in her win and geared up for celebrations on Wednesday, hours before declaration of results.
The counting of votes polled in the 15th presidential election will begin in New Delhi on Thursday morning. Various local organisations such as traders' bodies, bar associations, and religious and educational institutions, and even government officials are waiting with palpable enthusiasm to congratulate the “daughter of the soil”.
Folk artistes and tribal dancers rehearsed their performances and are ready to hit the streets as soon as the results are declared. They are waiting with bated breath to witness the first tribal woman president of the country. (PTI)
All ballot boxes from state assemblies had reached the Parliament's strongroom on Tuesday evening and have been locked there since. The ballot boxes had been flown into the national capital as ‘Mr Ballot Box' from across the states.
'Mr Ballot Box' came seated in the front row of aircraft under the watchful gaze of the Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) of their respective states.
The Election Commission had on Monday posted photographs of the sealed ballot boxes onboard flights accompanied by AROs.
According to the EC, each ballot box was issued an e-ticket under the name 'Mr Ballot Box'. (PTI)
With ballot boxes from all states having reached the Parliament House, poll officials are ready for the counting in room number 63, the strongroom of Parliament where the boxes are guarded behind a round the clock security. Rajya Sabha Secretary General P C Mody, who is the Chief Returning Officer for the poll, will oversee the counting Thursday, the result of which is likely to be declared by the evening. (PTI)
The value of votes for each MP is 700, while the value of votes for an MLA depends on the state's population from where he/she belongs. The highest vote value of an MLA is 208, which is from Uttar Pradesh. The one who receives more votes than the set quota will be the winner. The quota is arrived after adding the polls casted by each elector, dividing the sum by two and adding one to it.
Before the counting begins at 11 am, the returning officers will sort all the ballot papers of MPs and MLAs separately. The ballot papers of MLAs will be sorted first, followed by the ballot papers of MPs. In the ballot papers, MPs have written down the names of candidates in preferential order using green pens, while MLAs have used pink. The ballot papers which contain Murmu's name as the first preference will be put in her tray, and the Sinha's name as the first preference in his tray. Only when the sorting of votes is done, the counting will begin thereafter.