Advani congratulates President-elect Ram Nath Kovind


New Delhi: BJP veteran L K Advani today congratulated President-elect Ram Nath Kovind on his victory.

Soon after he came to know of Kovind’s win in the presidential election, Advani spoke to him and gave him his best wishes.

Ram Nath Kovind, the NDA candidate, was today elected as India’s 14th president receiving an overwhelming majority of votes from the country’s lawmakers.

Kovind defeated opposition’s Meira Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, garnering more than 65 per cent of the votes in the electoral college, the returning officer for the poll announced today.

The 71-year old, who will be the second Dalit to hold the top constitutional position, received 2,930 votes with a value of 7,02,044.