In West Bengal, 337 members vote for new President

Presidential Election 2017: Electors Are Using These Special Ink Pens to Cast Their Votes Today

Presidential Election 2017: Electors Are Using These Special Ink Pens to Cast Their Votes Today

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar have received permission from the election commission to cast their votes at the legislative assemblies of their respective states during Monday's presidential elections. The term of present incumbent Pranab Mukherjee comes to an end on the 24th of this month.

Ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and joint Opposition candidate Meira Kumar, both Dalits, were pitted against each other in the election.

Deka said two MLAs, Tarun Gogoi and Kamal Shing Narzary, will cast their votes in New Delhi. At the national level, the EC has permitted 14 Rajya Sabha MPs, 41 Lok Sabha MPs to vote in state legislative assemblies instead in Parliament. The coloured papers will help determine the vote count based on value - the value of an MLA's vote depends on the population of the state they represent, while the value of an MP remains unchanged, which is 708. The total value of votes of the electoral college is 10,98,903. These include 445 Lok Sabha and 194 Rajya Sabha MPs as well as 2,721 MLAs.

A Tripura lawmaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath also voted in Kolkata as he was undergoing treatment here.

All the 175 MLAs in the AP Assembly, including those of the lone Opposition YSRC, had earlier pledged their support to NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. PM Modi before casting his vote in the morning said, "The presidential poll this time is historic".

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Election Commission today allowed BJP president Amit Shah to cast their votes from New Delhi for tomorrow's Presidential elections.

As many as 233 elected members of the Rajya Sabha, 543 members from the Lok Sabha and 4,120 MLAs from the state Assemblies comprise the electors.

The numbers, however, are reported to be in Kovind's favour. Three MPs – Badruddin Ajmal, Siraj Uddin Ajmal and Radheshyam Biswas – will cast their votes in the State Assembly.

Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout said he voted for Kovind as the regional party has extended its support to the NDA candidate.

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