NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been elected as the 14th President of India with over 65% of votes against UPA candidate Meira Kumar.
And with the recent announcement, people at Paraukh, in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur Dehat district, Kovind's ancestral village are dipped in glee. Overjoyed villagers are seen in festive spirit as their prayers for victory have been finally accepted.
The village is already buzzing with songs, dance and dhols. Family members of the newly-elected president, who will go to Delhi by train on July 23, have already started buying clothes for the swearing in ceremony.
"The day the name of our uncle was announced, we were confident that he will secure a landslide win in the poll. And now with the results out, we feel proud that he will occupy the highest constitutional post of the country. Our joy know no bounds. We have been celebrating throughout the day. In the evening, we have arranged a fireworks programme", Hemlata Kovind, the niece of the newly-elected president told PTI.
(With inputs from PTI)