Rahul Gandhi congratulates Kovind for winning Presidential elections

| Updated: Jul 21, 2017 02:34 IST

New Delhi [India], July 20 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind for winning the Presidential elections and becoming the 14th President of India. Rahul Gandhi took to his Twitter handle wishing Kovind on his victory. "Congratulations Ram Nath Kovindji. Wishing you a great term as President of India," Rahul Gandhi tweeted. Earlier in the day, Opposition presidential nominee Meira Kumar extended her good wishes to Ram Nath Kovind and said that her fight for ideology won't end here. "I want to congratulate Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the President of India. I extend my good wishes to him as it has fallen upon him to uphold the Constitution of India in letter and spirit in this most challenging time," Kumar told media. Meira further thanked Congress president Sonia Gandhi and all the leaders of opposition political parties who unanimously made her their presidential candidate. Kumar also expressed her gratitude towards the people of the country for extending their good wishes and support to her. Kovind obtained 65.65 percent of votes from the electoral college, while his opponent, Kumar secured 34.35 percent. Kovind secured 2930 votes with a value of 7,02,044. Meira Kumar got 1,844 votes with the value of 3,67,314, said Anoop Mishra, the returning officer for the presidential election 2017. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Kovind for winning the Presidential elections. A lawyer by profession, Kovind has worked extensively in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. (ANI)