- Counting of votes for presidential poll underway
The-20-07-17 counting of votes for the presidential election was underway here today with the numbers stacked in favour of the ruling NDA’s nominee Ram Nath Kovind over opposition’s candidate Meira Kumar.
The name of the next occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhawan would be known by 5.00 pm. The voting took place on Monday.First, the ballot box of Parliament House would be opened, and then, the ballot boxes received from states would be counted on alphabetical basis.
The votes would be counted on four separate tables and there would be eight rounds of counting.An Election Commission official, who has witnessed previous two presidential polls, said usually results are declared around 5 PM.