Pranab Mukherjee - 14th President of India

by Guna 2012-07-22 20:37:56

Pranab Mukherjee was today elected as the 14th President of India, marking a new journey for the veteran Congress leader after over four decades of life in active politics.

In a virtually one-side election that saw divisions in the opposition NDA, the 76-year-old UPA nominee secured a vote value of 7,13,763, garnering 69.3 per cent of the total 10,29,750 valid votes polled.

Rival P A Sangma, who was backed by BJP and some other opposition parties like AIADMK and BJD, trailed far behind with 3,15,987 vote value in the polling that saw heavy cross-voting against him by BJP MLAs in Karnataka in favour of Mr Mukherjee.

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