Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind on being elected as the President of India.
“Congratulate Shri Ramnath Kovind ji on being elected President of India. We look forward to work under his leadership at
@RashtrapatiBhvn,” Patnaik tweeted.
Kovind was today elected as the new President of India, securing a massive margin over his United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rival Meira Kumar in a straight fight.
In an electoral college of 4,986 voters with a vote value of 10,98,903, Kovind got 2,930 votes carrying a value of 7,00,244, while the former Lok Sabha Speaker secured 1,844 votes with a value of 3,67,314.
While Kovind got 65.65 per cent of the total valid vote value of 10,69,358, Meira Kumar got 34.35 per cent.
(With IANS inputs)