NDA's nominee and former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind won the Presidential elections on Thursday and he would take charge as the 14th President of India on July 25. He received 7, 02, 644 votes while UPA's candidate Meira Kumar secured 3,67, 314 votes. Kovind received 66% of the votes while Meira Kumar got 34 % votes.
PM Modi congratulated Ram Nath Kovind for his decisive victory. He said that he was gladdened by extensive support for Ram Nath Kovind among MPs & across various states. He further thanked the members of the electoral college.
Congratulations to Ram Nath Kovind Ji on being elected the President of India! Best wishes for a fruitful & inspiring tenure, tweets PM Modi pic.twitter.com/ZivlY9j5UO— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017
Gladdened by extensive support for Ram Nath Kovind Ji among MPs & across various states. I thank members of electoral college: PM Modi— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017
He also congratulated Meira Kumar for her campaign, claiming that it was carried out in the spirit of democratic ethos & values we all are proud of.
I also congratulate @meira_kumar Ji for her campaign, which was in spirit of the democratic ethos & values we all are proud of.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2017
20 years ago and the present…always been a privilege to know you, President Elect. pic.twitter.com/IkhnOtYf8N— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2017
Other top leaders of the country such as Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, UP CM Yogi Adityanath and others too offered their congratulations to Kovind for his amazing victory.
The election of Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji is a victory for the poor, downtrodden & marginalised and their aspirations.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 20, 2017
I congratulate Ram Nath Kovind ji for his victory. It is a victory of the democracy: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari pic.twitter.com/zp9sfEeDTd— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017
Congratulations to Sh Ramnath Kovind ji for the huge victory in the Elections for 14th President of India!— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) July 20, 2017
Indeed a historic moment !
The illustrious background of Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji will make him an outstanding President. Congratulations on this well deserved victory. pic.twitter.com/1COoOPQfJB— Jayant Sinha (@jayantsinha) July 20, 2017
Congratulations, hope he will be a successful president & will work for marginalised &poor ppl: Senior BJP leader MM Joshi on Ram Nath Kovind pic.twitter.com/cPE5gofsdq— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017
श्री राम नाथ कोविंद जी के राष्ट्रपति पद हेतु निर्वाचित होने से ग्रामीण जनता एवं दलित वर्ग का सम्मान बढ़ा।— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) July 20, 2017
Congratulations to Ram Nath Kovind Ji, who will be our next President— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 20, 2017
All over India people are celebrating. We all are very happy.It is a proud moment for us: Swati, Daughter of President Elect Ram Nath Kovind pic.twitter.com/z4V1UZX0ng— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017
I hope the tenure of Mr. Kovind would prove to be inspiring, encouraging and egalitarian: Mehbooba Mufti, J&K CM— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017
Congratulate Kovind Ji, his nomination for President post was a sign that govt is determined to bring Dalits in mainstream: Chhattisgrah CM pic.twitter.com/xZxPFSBPU9— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017
Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected as the next President of India. pic.twitter.com/odTJDFmEas— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017
I extend to you (Ram Nath Kovind) my heartiest congratulations on your election as 14th President of Republic of India: President Mukherjee— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017
I offer my best wishes to you (Ram Nath Kovind) for successful tenure.May you lead India to path of democracy,stability&prosperity-President pic.twitter.com/JTo2QS7lRp— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017
Sonia Gandhi congratulates Ram N Kovind, reiterated Cong's commitment to work for upholding values intrinsic to constitution: INC (File pic) pic.twitter.com/zF4Wnb2U00— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2017