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Congress names Pranab Mukherjee's daughter, Meira Kumar's son national spokespersons

Sharmishtha Mukherjee, the Delhi Mahila Congress chief, took to Twitter to thank Rahul Gandhi and Randip Surjewala for the appointment.

Sasaram: Meira Kumar eyes a win with new social combination

Meira Kumar has invoked the legacy of her father and former Deputy PM Jagjivan Ram in her bid to wrest the seat from Paswan. While her father represented the constituency eight times, Kumar won it twice.


In Bihar's Sasaram, Meira Kumar reworks social combination while Paswan relies on Modi

This time, the fight for Sasaram is a two-sided one, unlike 2014 when the fight was a triangular one.

Nation not built by govt alone but by each citizen: President Kovind

In his first address inside the Central Hall of Parliament, Kovind said, “We need to sculpt a robust, high growth economy, an educated, ethical and shared community, and an egalitarian society, as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi and Deendayal Upadhyaya ji (the Jana Sangh leader)”.

Congress hopes President Ram Nath Kovind will be 'conscience keeper' of Constitution

"The president is the conscience keeper of the Constitution of India," the Congress chief said conveying her best wishes to Kovind. Gandhi also reiterated the Congress party's commitment to work for upholding these cherished values and established conventions which are the "intrinsic cornerstone of our Constitution".

Ram Nath Kovind gets most votes from UP, least in Kerala

The former Lok Sabha speaker drew a blank in once-a-Congress bastion Andhra Pradesh, while in Left-ruled Kerala Kovind got just one vote. In the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh, which has the highest value of votes, Kovind received 335 votes against Kumar's 65.


Ram Nath Kovind's vote share lowest since 1974: EC data

Ram Nath Kovind polled 7,02,044 votes out of 10,90,300 in the Electoral College, while his rival Meira Kumar, the joint opposition candidate, secured 3,67,314 votes. However, the victory margin is the lowest since the 1974 presidential poll

Ram Nath Kovind elected as 14th President of India: What PM Modi, Amit Shah, Meira Kumar said

Ram Nath Kovind will be the second Dalit to become the President of the country. The returning officer, Anoop Mishra, said that Kovind received 2930 votes with a value of 702044. He will be the first BJP member to be elected as the President. 

President poll: Cross voting by Congress in Gujarat helps Ram Nath Kovind

Cross-voting by Congress MLAs, reflected the disunity in the party which may imperil the chances of senior Congress leader and party president Sonia Gandhi's political advisor Ahmed Patel who is seeking another Rajya Sabha term from Gujarat election for which is scheduled.

Presidential election results: I'll represent all those struggling to make a living, says Ram Nath Kovind

Presidential election results LIVE updates: At the end of counting on Thursday, Ram Nath Kovind had received over 7 lakh votes indicating about 65 per cent of the votes cast while Meira Kumar lagged far behind with just 3.6 lakh votes.

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Ram Nath Kovind elected as the 14th President of India, supporters celebrate victory across the country

Ram Nath Kovind, NDA's presidential candidate won with over 7 lakh votes against Opposition candidate Meira Kumar.


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Presidential Election 2017: Meira Kumar Is Opposition Candidate

The 2017 presidential election will not be without a contest. And it will see a Dalit versus Dalit. Seventeen Opposition parties Thursday announced that former Lok Sabha Speaker and Congress veteran Meira Kumar will be their joint candidate against the ruling NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind. Daughter of former Deputy Prime Minister and Dalit leader […]