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Presidential Election Result | Counting begins, Draupadi Murmu set to be India’s first tribal president

Draupadi Murmu has a clear edge over Yashwant Sinha, with several parties outside the NDA fold also backing her. The result will be announced at 4 pm

July 21, 2022 / 01:08 PM IST
Counting of votes for the recently-held 15th Presidential election begins on July 21 with the results of the contest between BJP-led NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu and joint Oppposition candidate Yashwant Sinha to be declared.
The counting of votes to elect India's 15th president has begun. The result though is a foregone conclusion, with the BJP-led NDA's candidate Draupadi Murmu set to defeat the Oppposition's Yashwant Sinha. The result will be declared at 4 pm.
Draupadi Murmu is seen to have a clear edge in the contest with several politicial parties extending support to the NDA candidate. (Image: Twitter @sudarsansand)
Draupadi Murmu has a clear edge in the contest, with several political parties outside the NDA fold also extending support to the 64-year-old former Jharkhand governor. (Image: Twitter @sudarsansand)
People belonging to the native place of Murmu, Rairangpur in Odisha, have made sweets anticipating her victory in the contest against Yashwant Sinha, the Opposition candidate. (Image: PTI)
People in her native place of Murmu, Rairangpur in Odisha, are ready with sweets to celebrate Murmu's victory, who will the country's first president from a tribal community. (Image: PTI)
Relatives of NDA's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu recollect her childhood. Visuals from her paternal house in Uperbeda village. One of her relatives, Saraswati says, "She's getting fruits of her labour. She proved that women can do anything, everything is possible". (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Relatives of Murmu have been recollecting her childhood for media. Visuals from her paternal house in Uperbeda village. One of her relatives, Saraswati says, "She's getting fruits of her labour. She proved that women can do anything, everything is possible". (Image: Twitter @ANI)
NDA's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu's in-law's residence in Pahadpur village, Mayurbhanj district, was converted into a boarding school for rural students in the memory of her husband and two sons after their demise. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Murmu's in-law's residence in Pahadpur village, Mayurbhanj district, was converted into a boarding school for rural students in the memory of her husband and two sons after their demise. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Supporters of NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu prays for her victory to become India's first tribal president. (Image: Twitter @pallablochandas)
Supporters of Draupadi Murmu pray for her victory. Murmu will be India's second woman president after Pratibha Patil. (Image: Twitter @pallablochandas)
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