Recalling his days as a member Parliament which he entered in 1969 as Rajya Sabha member, Mukherjee said by listening to stalwart in the Treasury and opposition benches, he understood the real value of debate, discussion and dissent.
Live updates and reactions after the NDA candidate and former Bihar Governor raced to a comfortable victory over 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.
Jailed NCP MLAs Chhagan Bhujbal and Ramesh Kadam are also expected to cast their votes in the presidential election, a Vidhan Bhawan official said.
The President of India is elected by an Electoral College, which comprises Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assemblies.
Since there is no whip and the vote in presidential poll is through a secret ballot, voters are free to decide on whether they want to cast their vote or not.
"For us, it is a battle of ideologies, principles and truth and we will fight it," she said after the opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar filed her nomination in Parliament.
Kumar was picked by 17 non-NDA political parties as their candidate against NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray announced his backing at a press conference, saying Kovind is a nice personality and has done a lot of good work.
Even as Ram Nath Kovind was declared as the ruling BJP's candidate for President of India yesterday, dissenting voices are being heard across the political spectrum. A look at how the numbers stack up for Kovind
BJP President Amit Shah on Monday announced that Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind will be National Democratic Alliance’s presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential election.
The pro-Hindutva party also said it would continue to press for the candidature of RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat for the highest office.
Iran's state television has declared incumbent President Hassan Rouhani the winner of the country's presidential election.
The FOMC unanimously approved a quarter-point hike that pushed the target range for its short-term lending rate to between 0.5 percent and 0.75 percent, and indicated a somewhat more aggressive path forward.
The outgoing US president said he was waiting for a final report he has ordered into a range of Russian hacking attacks that may have swayed last month's tight election in which Republican candidate Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton.
"Obviously the election seems to have shifted expectations" on fiscal policy, Lacker told reporters, adding it was too soon to know if Washington would crimp the central bank's independence following Republican Donald Trump's victory in the November 8 presidential election.
NBC News also projected that Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, would win re-election, besting Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy. Rubio decided to seek re-election after unsuccessfully contesting for the Republican presidential nomination earlier this year.
Clinton and Trump were locked in a fierce battle for the White House with razor thin margins separating the two in a series of battleground states that will determine the outcome of the presidential contest.
Investors moved into bonds and stocks cratered as traders questioned whether Democrat Hillary Clinton could win the race, as expected. The Mexican peso fell sharply against the US dollar.
Michael McDonald, an early-voting expert who runs the Elections Project, said many states have either already set records for early voting or exceeded their 2012 turnout.
"Ladies and gentleman, I want to make a major announcement today. I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters, and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic Presidential election, if I win," Trump told his supporters in Delaware, Ohio.
"Whichever party wins, be it democrat or republican, there won't be any impact on the Indo-US relationship. The Indo-US relation has become more and more strong over the years," Hall said while addressing a discussion programme here.
Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton have won their primaries in the US state of Mississippi, cementing their position as frontrunners in the White House nomination race.
66-year-old veteran reformist was handpicked by President Maithripala Sirisena to lead a minority government after the ouster of longtime president Mahinda Rajapaksa in January.