Draupadi Murmu, a member of a minority ethnic group, crossed the 50 percent threshold required for victory after the third round of vote counting, Indian media NDTV reported. Earlier, he was ahead of the rival candidate Jashwant Sinha by getting 45 percent of the total votes till the second round of counting. India’s former finance minister and one-time top BJP leader Jashwant Sinha got 27 percent of the vote.
Draupadi Murmu needed 5 lakh 40 thousand 996 votes to win. Draupadi has already received 5 lakh 77 thousand 777 votes. Counting of votes is still pending. As a result, his number of votes will increase. The current President of India Ram Nath Kovind’s term will end on July 25. Draupadi Murmu will take oath as the 15th President on the same day.
The process of counting of votes started at Parliament House from 11 am on Thursday. But counting of votes officially started from 1.30 pm. However, the BJP had already made preparations to celebrate Draupadi Murmu’s victory.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Draupadi Murmu’s temporary residence at ‘Tin Murthy Marg’ in New Delhi after the victory was confirmed. Apart from this, after the announcement of Murmur’s victory, the Delhi branch of BJP took out a procession from the BJP headquarters in New Delhi. Apart from this, all state branches of BJP have already prepared for Murmur victory celebration.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma earlier congratulated Draupadi Murmu. He said that it is a momentous occasion for a woman from a minority community to become the President for the first time and thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving such a unique gift.