Presidential Election 2022 Result Live Updates: Droupadi Murmu Will Be India's Next President

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Droupadi Murmu (Source: Reuters/Amit Dave)</p></div>
Droupadi Murmu (Source: Reuters/Amit Dave)
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Droupadi Murmu Will Be India's Next President

NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu has been officially declared as the 15th President of India. Of the total valid 4,701 votes, Murmu secured 2,824 first preference votes, valued at 6,76,803 defeating opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha with 1,877 first preference votes, valued at 3,80,177, ANI reported quoting PC Mody, secretary general, Rajya Sabha.


Congratulatory Wishes Pour In For Droupadi Murmu

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulates Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the 15th President of India.

"Your role in giving voice to hopes I hope under your able guidance, people of our country will make a leading contribution in building a New India," says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla while congratulating Droupadi Murmu on being elected as the 15th President of India.

Droupadi Murmu's Record Victory Augurs Well For Our Democracy: PM Modi

Congratulating Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "I am certain she will be an outstanding President who will lead from the front and strengthen India's development journey."

"Droupadi Murmu's life, her early struggles, her rich service and her exemplary success motivates each and every Indian. She has emerged as a ray of hope for our citizens, especially the poor, marginalised and the downtrodden," he added.


Hope Droupadi Murmu Functions As Custodian Of Constitution Without Fear Or Favour, Says Yashwant Sinha

Conceding defeat, Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha said, "I hope—indeed, every Indian hopes—that as 15th President she functions as Custodian of Constitution without fear or favour."

Despite the outcome of election, I believe it has benefited Indian democracy in two important ways, Sinha said. Adding that it brought most Opposition parties on a common platform.

"I tried to highlight views & concerns of Opposition on major issues before nation & common people. In particular, I voiced strong concern over blatant & rampant weaponisation of ED, CBI, IT & even office of Governor," Sinha said.

This Is The Proof Of Power Of India's Democracy: Rajnath Singh 

Congratulating NDA's Droupadi Murmu on her win, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "She has been active in working for welfare of villages, poor, deprived. Rising amidst them she has reached highest constitutional post today. This is the proof of power of India's democracy."