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Droupadi Murmu leads against Yashwant Sinha after 1st round of counting in Presidential poll

NDA’s presidential candidate Murmu is leading with 540 of the 748 votes of the MPs, while Opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha has received 208 votes.

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New Delhi: The NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu is leading with 540 of the 748 votes of the MPs, while Opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha has received 208 votes after the first round of counting, Returning Officer P C Mody said on Thursday.

Votes of 15 MPs were declared invalid, he said.

With each MP having a vote value of 700 in this presidential election, Murmu received a total of 5,23,600 votes which is 72.19 per cent of the total valid MP votes, indicating some cross-voting in her favour, officials said.

On the other hand, Sinha’s total vote value stood at 1,45,600, which is 27.81 per cent of the total valid votes.

The counting for the second round of votes of the MLAs has begun, officials said.

This report is auto-generated from PTI news service. ThePrint holds no responsibility for its content.


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