Cross Voting in support of First Tribal President Draupadi Murmu, blow to UPA. Presidential Election

Publish Date: 22 Jul, 2022 |
 

In the presidential election, the opposition camp has suffered a major setback due to cross voting. NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu has won a big victory. Draupadi Murmu has become the first tribal woman president of the country. In the third round of counting itself, he secured more than 50 percent of the votes. Draupadi Murmu has got 2161 votes in all three rounds and its value is 577777.

Votes for Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha, the candidate of opposition parties, got 1058 votes and its value is 261062. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Murmu on his victory . He said that India has written history with the election of a daughter of a tribal community as the President. He said that Draupadi Murmu's life, an example set, her success will inspire every Indian, she has emerged as a ray of hope for the citizens. The opposition camp has suffered a major setback in this election. 17 MPs have cross-voted in support of Murmu. At the same time, 113 MLAs also did cross voting.

Youngest President

She will be the first president to be born after independence and the youngest to hold the top post. She is also the second woman to become president. She will take the oath of office and secrecy on July 25. With the taking of oath, she will become the first tribal president of the country to belong to the tribal community.

Her victory was sealed only after the third round of counting, when the returning officer announced that Murmu had secured over 53 per cent of the total valid votes, while counting of ballots in 10 states and union territories was underway.

 

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