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Modi greets Kovind in advance

Presidential election ends, counting to be held on July 20

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UPA candidate Meira Kumar and NDA nominee Ramnath Kovind.

FE Online, New Delhi :
Polling to elect 14th President of India ended at 5 pm today. The poll result will be announced on July 20. The fight is between NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar who has been backed by 17 Opposition Parties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already congratulated Kovind yesterday in advance. According to reports, Kovind is set to get 70 per cent votes. Both candidates belong to Dalit community. In a big setback to Opposition unity, JD(U) led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had supported Kovind's candidature. Kovind is a former Bihar Governor and Meira Kumar held the position of Lok Sabha Speaker. Kovind filed his nomination for the election on June 23, 2017. President Pranab Mukherjee's term is expiring on July 25. In the last presidential election in 2012, Pranab Mukherjee had defeated P.A. Sangma and got over 69 per cent votes.

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