The election for the next president of India will be held today where National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind is pitted against opposition nominee Meira Kumar.
The counting of votes will take place on 20 July in New Delhi where all the ballot boxes will be brought from various state capitals.
The electorate, comprising elected Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members and members of state assemblies, is tilted in favour of the NDA, but the opposition is still working to seek the support of some regional parties in favour of their candidate.
Both Kovind, a former Bihar governor, and Kumar, the former Lok Sabha speaker, have held a series of meetings across states to garner support for their candidature. The tenure of incumbent Pranab Mukherjee comes to an end on 24 July. So far 13 stalwarts, including Mukherjee, have held the post.