PM Votes In Presidential Election, Chief Ministers, MPs Queue Up

PM Votes In Presidential Election, Chief Ministers, MPs Queue Up

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has voted today in the Presidential elections that began today at 10 a.m. To cast their votes for India’s 15th President, MPs also waited outside the parliament. Manmohan Singh (former Prime Minister) was in a wheelchair at the time he went to vote. Five men assisted him. The electoral college also includes state MLAs who vote from the respective states.

Sources said that 350 voters, including Manmohan Singh and PM Modi, cast their ballots in the first 1.5 hours of Presidential election.

Draupadi murmu, NDA candidate, is expected to win comfortably. This will make her the nation’s first tribal President. Her 64-year-old age makes her the youngest president India has ever had. Many regional parties, including Ms Murmu’s support, have already announced that they will vote for her.

On July 21, the votes will be counted and on July 25, the President-elect will swear in. 

Former Union Minister Yashwant Singha represents the joint opposition against Ms Murmu.