Mumbai, July 21: Counting of votes will be held today for the Presidential Elections 2022. BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu is pitted against joint opposition pick Yashwant Sinha. Droupadi Murmu is a tribal leader who has served as Governor of Jharkhand. Meanwhile, Sinha has served as Minister of Finance in Union Ministry twice.  

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah took to Twitter to congratulate Droupadi Murmu on her win.

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Droupadi Murmu nears historic win.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan joined folk artists as they perform a tribal dance to celebrate as NDA’s Droupadi Murmu leading against Opposition’s Yashwant Sinha after the end of the first round of counting.

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BJP's Droupadi Murmu wins first round against Yashwant Sinha.

NDA's Droupadi Murmu has secured 540 votes with a value of 3,78,000 and joint opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha has secured 208 votes with a value of 1,45,600.

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The counting of MP votes is underway. It will be followed by state votes counting.

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The counting of votes is underway for the Presidential Elections 2022.

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The counting of the votes to elect the 15th President of India has begun in the Parliament House.

Preparations Underway at Parliament:

The counting of votes for the recently-held Presidential election is set to begin at 11 am.

According to PTI, ballot boxes from all states arrived at the Parliament House yesterday evening and poll officials are ready to begin counting in room number 63.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday will be organising a road show 'Abhinandan Yatra' in the national capital to celebrate the likely victory of NDA Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu.

The balance scale is tilted towards the NDA candidate after the former Jharkhand Governor received support from opposition parties like Hemant Soren's Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena. Presidential Election 2022: Congress Could Not Prevent MLAs From Cross Voting in Presidential Poll

BJP MP and film actor Sunny Deol and Union Minister Sanjay Dhotre were among those who missed casting their votes in the presidential poll on Monday. While Deol is abroad for medical treatment, Dhotre is in the ICU. Two MPs each from BJP and Shiv Sena, and one each from the BSP, Congress, SP and AIMIM were among those who did not cast their votes during the election.

If elected, Draupadi Murmu will be the first-ever President of India belonging to the tribal community. Meanwhile, the current President of India Ram Nath Kovind is set to complete his term on July 25, 2022.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 21, 2022 08:14 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website