14th PRESIDENT OF INDIA
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Greetings ladies and gentlemen.
Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday, that is, on July 20, 2017 was elected as India’s 14th President. He is the first Dalit President after K.R. Narayan to acquire the Presidential office, Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Pranab Mukherjee, whose term will end on July 25 will step down as the 13th president of India and on the same day Ram Nath Kovind will take the oath. In the presidential elections only MP’s and MLA’s are allowed to vote. Ram Nath Kovind,62, former MP and Bihar Governor, defeated Meira Kumar with a margin of vote value of 334,730. Kovind got 65.65 per cent of the total valid votes with the value of 10,69,358, Meira kumar got 34.35 percent. Of the votes from MP’s, kovid was ahead of Meira with 522-225. Announcing Kovind as the elected president, General Anoop Mishra said that Kovind got the required votes under the quota allotted to him in the vote system.
Anoop Mishra is Returning Minister and Lok Sabha Secreatry. “ I declare Ram Nath Kovind as duly elected to the office of President,” said Anoop Mishra after the counting of votes which lasted more than five hours. Ram Nath Kovind will be the first person from the BJP to acquire the President’s Office after independence. Kovind was the national spokesperson for the Bhartiya Janata party and also headed the party’s Scheduled Cast Monarch for three years frm 1999.
HOW ARE PRESIDENT OF INDIA ELECTED
President of India is not elected directly by the people as the president, if he wants, can claim direct power of the people since they voted for the chosen candidate. To avoid this MP’s and MLA’s of state have the authority to give vote as they are voted by the people. In this way the President is indirectly voted by the citizens.
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For every vote the MLA and MP’s cast there is a certain value. For example, for MLA, the number is decided by the total population of the state divided by the number of elected members to the legislative assembly, further divided by 1000. The population is taken from census 1971 and will be taken until 2026.
For MP’s, value of vote is decided by dividing the total values of votes of all MLA’s by the total number of MP’s elected in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
Prime Minister and Amit Shah and leaders also congratulated Ram on this victory.
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