ECI issues election certificate to Droupadi Murmu
ECI issues election certificate to Droupadi Murmu

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) On Friday issued certificae of the election to NDA nominee Droupadi Murmu as the next President of India. After the returning officer turned over the results to the panel, the certificate was granted.

"After ECI received the Return of Election and a Declaration of Result of Election from the Returning Officer, CEC Rajiv Kumar and EC Anup Chandra Pandey jointly signed the 'Certification of the Election of Shrimati Droupadi Murmu as the future President of India," the ECI said.

Following the completion of the vote counting on Thursday, the NDA's presidential nominee Droupadi Murmu was formally declared the country's 15th President. Murmu received 2,824 votes with a value 6,76,803, while her opponent, Yashwant Sinha, received 1,877 votes with a value 3,80,177. In the polls on July 18, a total of 4,809 MPs and MLAs voted.

PC Mody, Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha and Returning Officer for the Presidential Election 2022, presented the certificate to Droupadi Murmu at her residence in Delhi. "The presidential election finished with the announcement of the results...4754 votes were cast, of which 4701 were legal and 53 were invalid.

The quota (for a presidential candidate to be elected) was 5,28,491. DroupadiMurmu received 2824 first preference votes, with a value6,76,803 "Mody said. Yashwant Sinha received 1,877 first preference votes, with a value 3,80,177. Because DroupadiMurmu received more first preference votes than the required quota, I, as Returning Officer, pronounce that she has been elected President of India "He said.

According to sources, 17 MPs voted in favour of Droupadi Murmu in the Presidential elections.
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